I have no problem with them doing this, it seems necessary if they're going to start allowing gay marriage. It's not like anyone expects people to stop using "husband and wife" in the ceremony or in daily life, it's just on the marriage certificate.
Although I'm not quite sure why they couldn't just have both, and people can use whichever one they want.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Soooo in a thread about how to print up marriage certificates you inject off topic opinion?
I think you miss a great deal of the point of your own off topic opinion. Hitler made the poor judgement call that all US Citizens were good for is jazz and razor blades, that we were too interested in decadence and pleasure to risk life and limb for others.
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
It is part of our credo.
Now what has been the constant thread through 'decayed' societies has not been the chasing of boy ho's but rather the wealthy feeling little need to support the nation due to multigenerational wealth and the sense of entitlement it fosters. I'd say our nation's diversion is money, the piling of unfathomable amounts of wealth, even if it is just numbers on a stock screen, rather than gold in a vault and a boy on his knees.
The other side of the entitled wealthy over class is the growing discontent of those not born wealthy those steadily lose ground in a society rigged against them. Once the masses feel no sense of service for a 'nation' that pampers the wealthy and cares little if anything for those who have been left behind.
The privileged Elite have ALWAYS been able to indulge their sexual leanings, 1 to 5% of a nation boinking boys doesn't decay a society. England at the height of it's Empire had quite a few odd ducks with noble titles...
Middle Class gay folks wishing to get married and not using bride and groom, or man and wife isn't decay. It's progress.
like ending slavery or a woman's right to vote.
Really, this is easy,
One each line of the forum do this
spouse / wife / husband / elephant / whatever
After having read at least a dozen books about Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire I can't hep but see similarities in America today. You can post all the quotes from Wikipedia or wherever you want but to me that proves you have no mind of your own.
I just can't understand why they can't make some small adjustments instead of changing the whole wording.
So, are people going to get on one knee and ask "will you be my Person B?" This is just stupid, keep it as husband and wife, husband and husband or wife and wife.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates