Sorry I was not the one that introduced that I was responding to a comment on it.No you don't, because you called it an issue of sexual identity.
Ditto.You discussed it.
I was pointing out an error that equality does not mean that people are identical. And I will expand on that statement saying that different individuals of a defined group of people are not identical either though they are equal.A distinction of gender is still being made under the law.
When it comes to marriage and where people think of marriage as a covenant with God yes it does if you have it between two members of the same gender. This is all the more reason why it might be a good idea to limit the State as just a record bearer instead of the one that makes such official. This idea will might eventually occur sometime at the end of this century at the earliest.Equal protection on the basis of gender is not a point of contention.
I am adding a bit of humor into what is becoming a heated argument. The "wrong equipment" is of course the piping that people have to excrete urea. The "wrong sort" has to do with the strange other people who live on the wrong side of the tracks or those who crack the wrong end of a boiled egg to eat it.What do you mean "wrong equipment" and "wrong sort?"
The question is whether or not marriage between same sex couples IS a civil right. I think that "your" side is gong to win the argument.I see no reason to wait until people are comfortable with civil rights.
That is not obvious. In the US marriage IS still considered a very religious thing.Marriage with respect to the state is separated from the religious underpinnings.
The problem is not what the government "establishment" cares about but what certain religious people are concerned about when the concept of same sex marriage is brought to the fore. What concerns me is that the Courts must make a ruling based on an appropriate legal metaphysical basis and not one based on a political contemporary ideology.The government doesn't care whether or not you got married in a church or a 7-11.
Appropriate actions must not appear to be wrongful actions.Actions are more important than appearances.
Opinion must be informed thru "reality" and thus be informed opinion.Reality is more important than opinion.
We are talking about a new idea and one that in my opinion will be adopted eventually. Don't be too impatient. Enjoy the journey even though the destination is important.People are being discriminated against and it needs to stop.