Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon
Ahhhh - so now Civil Unions are OK. See a decade ago as these were debated even Civil Unions were a No-No and that door was slamed closed. Quite a few states banned Civil Unions as well as marriage equality.
Like the state I live in, Virginia:
"Section 15-A. Marriage.
That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."
Funny how Civil Unions in the early 2000's were not a compromise to be considered when opponents of SSCM were in the majority. Now though that they have lost in the courts, lost in the legislatures, lost in the polls, and bagain losing in ballot during General Elections - suddenly - "Oh, Civil Unions should work."
And many who now claim to support the concept of "separate but equal" are mostly the very people that voted against it a decade ago.