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    Re: Civil Unions

    When a GB couple "marry" in a civil (non-church) ceremony, it's known colloquially as a wedding or marriage. Nobody talks about going to a civil union last weekend...
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't agree with this idea. I agree that the rights granted to homo- and heterosexual couples need to be identical, but I don't think it's necessary that they're called the same thing.
    Why not? It's the same thing, why give it two different names? That's like saying "it's all water, what's wrong with making blacks drink out of a different fountain?"
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why not? It's the same thing, why give it two different names? That's like saying "it's all water, what's wrong with making blacks drink out of a different fountain?"
    The question of this thread was not whether or not it should have 2 different names. Damn trolls derailed it and made it into that.

    The question was simply would you have a problem with the federal government changing the term marriage to civil union for government purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    The question of this thread was not whether or not it should have 2 different names. Damn trolls derailed it and made it into that.

    The question was simply would you have a problem with the federal government changing the term marriage to civil union for government purposes.
    I don't give a damn what you call it, so long as it's all called the same thing. Call it "mashed potatoes" for all I care.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't give a damn what you call it, so long as it's all called the same thing. Call it "mashed potatoes" for all I care.
    Sadomasichism might be an appropriate alternate name for marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Sadomasichism might be an appropriate alternate name for marriage.

    What is the difference between a mans wedding and his funeral?
    At his funeral, you don't know for sure he is going to hell.
    No way, the difference is that he can finally have some peace and quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't give a damn what you call it, so long as it's all called the same thing. Call it "mashed potatoes" for all I care.
    Hey, that's what I said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The government sticking it's beak into marriage has nothing to do with what it is and isn't.
    Thank you for your opinion. It is demonstrably inaccurate being as the government does hand out marriage licenses.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I am interested if straight people care if the government refers to their marriage as a union. Tell me why or why not.
    I don't care if government refers to all marriages as "unions", so long as they refer to marriages between both heterosexuals and homosexuals in exactly the same way. It's when straight folks can get "married" but homosexuals can only get "unionized" that I object.

    Personally, I think calling marriage a "marriage" is fine, and it should apply to all marriages regardless of gender makeup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Thank you for your opinion. It is demonstrably inaccurate being as the government does hand out marriage licenses.
    Marriage is historically a religious institution. Government licensing doesn't change that.
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