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Are there differences in civil unions and marraige?

Simple answer YES. Civil union does still deny many of the things achieved through marriage.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/mar_bene.htm

http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/wedding/a/unionvmarriage.htm

http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm

Really with all this. Yes there is a reason that a civil union is not the same, and can not give equality or even be allowed to be settled for. Can you prove me wrong?

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hot-mama86

Asked by hot-mama86 at 1:32 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (111)
  • Seperate but equal sucks.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:33 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • A piece of paper
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:35 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Seperate but equal sucks.

    I was just gonna post this!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:36 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • They are totally different.

    The only way civil unions would be equal to marriage in this country, is if the issue were handled like it is in some other countries.
    Everyone who gets married, does so in a civil union ceremony that his handled by the state (the court system). That ceremony is what qualifies a couple for the legal benies of being married. That qualifies as the legal marriage, everyone who gets married must do it.. Then those who want a religious ceremony to consecrate their marriage (or whatever the reason be), does so after the fact. That ceremony is for religious reasons, family/friends attendance..etc.. But the legal marriage, the legally binding part is held in the court system, the religious ceremony part is just extra for those who want it, but it really doesn't count in anyway in regards to the legality or state's part of the marriage.

    Religion/Church has no business in the legal aspects of the issue
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 1:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I just said something very similar to what pixie trix said in the other question about religion & marriage...Great answer pixie!
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 1:40 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • YES! As you said, there is a huge difference. If they aren't given 100% the same legal rights, they aren't the same...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Its just another way to say "THEY" aren't as good as "US"...if all the benefits are the SAME (just saying , IF they were) WHY give it another name? A rose by any other name is still a rose

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:54 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Yes, there are many benefits not extended to civil union partners that are extended to married spouses.

    Even though this site is from Maryland, the content holds true across the board.

    http://www.equalitymaryland.org/pdfs/cu_fact_sheet.pdf
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 2:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Yes, and I think each should have it's own definition.


    MARRIAGE is between a MAN and a WOMAN.


    Other get-ups need to be called something else.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:06 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Legally speaking. And purely legally speaking. Not bringing up religion etc.

    What is the LEGAL reason that marriage is or should only be between a man and a woman? What is the LEGAL reason, that marriage should not be between 2 men or 2 women?
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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