I have heard these phrases strung together and I am either to ignorant to understand, or I just have a rosie look of the world. I understand that civil unions are not as strong as a marriage, but all the basic rights are there... right? What specific rights are not given in a civil union that ARE given in a marriage. What is your understanding of this issue? Could marriages be "tossed" out of the government/legal system and EVERYONE have civil unions? Would that eliminate the "Jim Crow" laws or just impound the problem? I am particuraly inetersted in the opinions of moms from CA... but anyone can have an opinion;)
Answer by Babujai at 9:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
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Answer by beanielips at 9:37 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
This is from the No on Prop 8 website: Domestic Partnerships are NOT the same as marriage. Domestic partnerships are just legal documents. They don’t provide the same dignity, respect, and commitment as a marriage. In a marriage, a paramedic doesn’t tell you that you cannot get into an ambulance with your spouse. Married couples can automatically make life or death decisions for each other in these crisis situations, no questions asked.
Hmmm. I thought it involved more than that. I thought it was a difference in tax deductions among lots of other minor differences that add up to a lot. My guess is that they don't mention that because anti-gay rights people would object to homosexuals getting a tax break for something they believe is a sin.
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 9:51 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
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Answer by Imaginaryfriend at 11:34 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
Again I ask, if it were the other way around, and a man and a woman were not allowed to marry, but were told they could have this civil union because it's "close enough," how would you feel? Is that crumb thrown to you good enough? Would it do just as well as marriage? Being able to marry is a HUMAN right gay people want because, first and foremost, they are human beings, not a gay right they insist upon to make straight religious bigots uncomfortable.
Answer by roachiesmom at 11:36 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
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