Are people really taking Jerry seriously?
I mean, sometimes I'll debate him when I'm feeling squirrely, but for the most part I don't bother with people who are willfully ignorant.
I went back and read the California Domestic Partnership law and it's subsequent amendments/additions, and it appears that California is, in fact, doing away with many of the inequalities. So many of the differences outlined in my post are currently being dealt with, or have been dealt with recently, by the California legislature.
I would love to see homosexual marriage become a reality and accepted by most people. I'm not sure you see it the way I do, but in any case, thanks for your updates on California law. I think it would be awesome if somehow those of us in favor of homosexual marriage could make you see it our way, but if we can't, your opinion is your own and I respect it, even if I disagree with it.
Take care and thanks again.
The only difference between the 2 is a name, the only reason anyone gives a **** about that name is because of what it means within the culture, NOT what it means under law.
Using a different name is how you give gays the legal rights without having to win the sociological battle at the same time.
This is gender discrimination which is rampant.
So for arguments sake I suppose the courts could step in and declare there could be no gender discrimination in regards to marital pacts. They could then defend age discrimination in marital restrictions by arguing minors can't be legally bound by contracts. And those who wanted multiple marital partners would be grasping at straws in trying to find the label for the discrimination they were suffering.
The only issue I see with this is that racial discrimination is never allowed anymore unless it's reverse racism and comes in the form of favoring ethnic groups.
However gender discrimination is allowed and supported in a variety of arenas.
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