Everything But Marriage

I happen to be of the opinion that we should remove marriage from the secular system entirely — that is, courts would merely deal with civil unions, which would be identical and impart identical rights to any couple, straight or gay — and let the churches handle marriage ceremonies for people who want them.

I happen to be of the opinion that we should remove marriage from the secular system entirely — that is, courts would merely deal with civil unions, which would be identical and impart identical rights to any couple, straight or gay — and let the churches handle marriage ceremonies for people who want them. If God doesn’t want same-sex couples to marry, then fine, let the churches bar their doors. But there is absolutely no reason why same-sex couples shouldn’t get all the same legal rights and privileges that heterosexual couples do.

Barring that solution, however, this is a good step forward:

State lawmakers are getting ready to introduce a bill allowing same-sex couples all the rights and benefits afforded to heterosexual married couples.

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The measure makes changes to all remaining areas of state law where currently only married couples are addressed.

The bill would add same-sex domestic partners to state statutes ranging from labor and employment to criminal law, to pensions and other public employee benefits.

Author: djwudi

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0 thoughts on “Everything But Marriage”

  1. Frankly, the reason this won’t likely happen, isn’t that civil unions or equal rights aren’t a great solution. Anyone with half a buck worth of grey matter accepts and knows that.

    The reason is, that Churches use the bully pulpit of “marriage” to attempt to police their perception of morality and righteousness. If we take this mallet away from them, something else will crop up.

    Religion is a for-profit operation, opposition to same-sex marriages is, currently, a great way to tap the minds, hearts, and wallets of the morbidly backwater. Coming up with a solution to the issue won’t calm the haters, it’ll just redirect their ire.

    Not that that should stop us from implementing equal rights, but there’s a chance we’ll be having this conversation on a similar topic a year past the passage of that law, again.

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