That's not true. Just a couple of quick examples:
1. There is no "Civil Contract" that allows for a couple to file a single tax return claiming one income for both and then using two deductions.
2. There is no "Civil Contract" that allows for the tax free transfer of property the same that currently exists between spouses.
3. There are no "Civil Contracts" that allow for the seamless inheritance of property tax free on the death of a spouse. True, there are Wills, but a will does not make it tax free.
4. There is no "Civil Contract" that allows for a spouse to sell their home and claim the $500,000 (Married) exemption vice the $250,000 (Single) exemption upon the death of the other spouse. This tax exemption is ONLY available to the widow(er) of a Civilly Married couple.
Because it's a big deal to those opposing it. If it's not a big deal, then just let them have their marriage.If homosexuality is not such a "big deal" to progressives then why the **** do you promote it so much and make an issue out of it?
Sure you can sign civil contracts and file joint taxes - hell my dad has to do it with my brothers ever since my grandmother passed and left all the assets to my dad and uncles.
If gays went about it the right way they could file joint taxes. It be a pain in the ass with a lot of paperwork and such but...
IMO, I don't hate gays either. I just wish they stop shoving their sexuality down peoples throats..... As far as I'm concerned (given my religion as a Catholic) gays making out in public and such is the equivalant of Islamophobes throwing bacon at Muslims just minding their own business. It's very offensive to some, but at the same time I have been in situations where I saw that happening and you know what I did? I got up and left.... Unlike a progressive who would have gone to the manager if they saw or heard something they disagree with....
You see that is real tolerance.
Whether this has good, ill, or no effect, it's not the Attorney General's call to make, nor is it the POTUS who makes this call. Congress makes this call, or doesn't.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
2.) there is no way to duplicated marriage licences
3.) see #2
4.) they arent they are fighting for equal rights, sorry that strawman always fails
5.) and you subjective opinion is meaningless, do you feel the same way about non married couples? if not your views are a hypocritical
6.) your posts prove you dont have any