I didnt say anything about race, I said gender. And same and equal are not 'equal'. For example, men and women are NOT the same, but they are equal. 2+2=4 and 3+1=4.....the equations are not the same, but they are equal.
And they dont only want 'the word.' They want all the same things that straight couples get from the govt when their marriage is recognized.
Equal as in they are both humans?
If you are not proposing that premise be followed, then I support absolutely no state intervention into any marriage.
I can't agree with you.
Marriage has already been redefined; it's much easier to change the state and federal marriage definition to include SSM than to set up a whole system of laws for SSM couples. That last is actually a waste of time and effort and money.
So if someone can get married when you don't like them, you'd rather throw out the whole institution than allow them into your playhouse? funny.
If I am answering your premise that the state must exist then all the same "benefits, privileges, and legal protections," but they do not have to redefine marriage.
If you are asking me without that premise, then I support absolutely no state intervention into any marriage.
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