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Why not change the words from gay marriage to civil union?

Why not change the words? Why not just make license issued by the state a civil union license open to everyone and those married in a church have Matrimony? Let marriage stay as it has, change the wording and make civil union open to everyone?

its a win/win situation. You allow marriage to stay between man and woman like some want and allow gay unions and rights given gay couples. Would it be so bad to just change the word?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • They call it domestic partnership here....
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:24 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Most gays do not care what it is called as long as those marriage rights are included and recognized.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:25 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Kimberly, they have domestic partnership here in Fla too, but it doesn't include marriage rights.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I agree 100 percent. I am not a Christian but can see the controversy when it is called "marriage" as a marriage was invented and defined in the bible.
    Not sure why they cant just figure this out and let EVERY ONE be happy and in love.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 2:29 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • a win win situation? Hardly- it only works if your objective is to keep marriage between a man and a woman. The point is to open marriage for everyone. why those that want to keep it between a man and a women are so against everyone having the option to marry it I don't know-

    sounds so much like statements I've heard so often "I am completely supportive of others as long as they do what I want"
    sounds like you want to keep marriage closed to anyone that you think should not have that right.
    Open your eyes please-
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • This question was asked a few months ago and the poster was slammed left and right and called a bigot for even suggestion it. Let's see if a few months have changed the mind of a few.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I never get this argument. It's like saying straight people can have dogs and we'll call them dogs, and gay people can also have dogs, but they need to call theirs 'barkers.' Is it the name that people object to, or the union itself? It's okay for gays to partner up for life in a legally recognized union so long as we don't use the 'm' work to describe it?

    Fine, if that is what it takes to get equal rights for all, that's fine. Let the churches/religious institutions have holy matrimony, let the gov't handle civil unions for all genders, and colloquially call them all marriages. But it's still calling a dog a 'barker', IMO, and that seems unnecessary when we can all see it's a dog!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 2:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • because allowing gay people to have equal rights will deminish the "sanctity" of marriage
    oh wait, Brittney Spears already did that...
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I never get this argument. It's like saying straight people can have dogs and we'll call them dogs, and gay people can also have dogs, but they need to call theirs 'barkers.' Is it the name that people object to, or the union itself?

    No everyone who gets married by the state has a civil union, its Matrimony or a sacrament in many churches so there is already a name difference. But I agree, if that is what it takes, then allow it to happen and write your reps for a name change.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • We would have even more divorces then
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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