"Civil unions" Could, in theory, be made entirely equal to "marriages" in the legal sense - apart from having a different name, which might defeat the whole thing....
What you can't control is the non-legal aspect of things - even if you, legally, require that marriages be considered equal no matter what sex the two parties are, were, or will be...
Someone will disagree, and, at least informally, consider the two separate.
I will agree that creating something that is identical except for it's name means it's not identical, and infact I think doing so would reinforce separation between the two.
Now, if the state (in both the actual state and the federal sense) decided to rename all marriage documents and whatnot as "civil unions", that would be another thing entirely - everyone would be treated equally, so I wouldn't see an issue with it.
Edit: That was way more than 1 point, sorry.
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Did anybody ask Eich if his opinion evolved? Nope, so it was a witch hunt which wasn't afforded to others who supported Prop 8, starting with the Democratic Party..
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Tolerant liberals....only tolerant as long you believe exactly what they believe. If you don't believe their agendas...inconsequentially....you don't deserve a job anymore, or a life, or even the right to vote. Shame on you for not being a puppet. /sarcasm.
I wish Eich stood up for himself and fought against the bullies...but I guess not everyone can take a stance against radicalism.
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Tarnished by their own behavior - yes
Whites deciding where they want to live - yes
I see no greater hating of diversity than those who claim that as their goal, as they generally don't accept diversity in opinion or position, and do all they can to promote theirs over all others
Homosexuals suffering from depression - no idea
As one would expect, some I'd agree with, and some I wouldn't. Seems to be more often the case than not.