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  • Yes, civil unions are an acceptable compromise.

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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    No. Separate but equal is NEVER an acceptable compromise. Its funny how the people who are the most "supportive" of civil unions are the same ones that 5 years ago were completely against them. Now that gay marriage is an inevitable reality, all of a sudden they are all in favor of civil unions. Well...you know what. We don't want your table scraps. You can take your civil unions and shove them up your ass. Gay marriage will soon be legal across the land and America will finally be closer to its promise of "Freedom and justice for all".
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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237] Playdrive, lpast.... cease fire gentlemen. You're pushing the envelope pretty hard here...
    Ok...I may have missed something but I thought I was being very civil

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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Do you realize that nobody (that I've seen) has said that, but you? For goodness sake, dude. You're being your own worst enemy here.
    You may need glass's you should get a yearly eye exam..

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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think it is a good compromise. It allows homosexuals to have the legal benefits of marriage without redefining marriage for those who have moral issues with homosexual relationships qualifying as a marriage.
    When is it ever ok to define anyone elses most intimate personal relationships based on the beliefs of a few bigots? We recognized this not in the too distant past with inter-racial marriage and will soon recognize it with gay marriage.
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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You still have not explained how SSM will fundamentally change marriage. Why can't you answer the question?
    You should be able to assume by now that I wont either...it wont work redress

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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    One of the common arugements I've seen from social conservatives is that the creation of a civil union should answer the questions regarding gay marriage.

    Typically, the general idea is this:

    • The civil union will contain the same benefits as a heterosexual marriage
    • The term 'marriage' will only be recognized as between one man and one woman


    So, dear reader, my question to you is: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise with regards to the issue of Same-Sex marriage?

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    re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    We don't want your table scraps.
    This is how I tend to see civil unions. It's as if those who offer and support them are patting gay/bisexual people on the head and saying, "here, be satisfied with these scraps." Civil unions are, in my opinion, a very condescending effort a "compromise."

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'd like to see it as "separate but equal", but that phrase itself carries some stigma to it.

    I'd also be more inclined to go with that if atheists were only allowed civil unions and not marriages.
    What does religion have anything to do with marriage?
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    This is how I tend to see civil unions. It's as if those who offer and support them are patting gay/bisexual people on the head and saying, "here, be satisfied with these scraps." Civil unions are, in my opinion, a very condescending effort a "compromise."
    EXACTLY.....and those that are pushing them are the same people who were completely against them until gay marriage became an inevitable reality. Now they are desperately trying to push civil unions. Uh.....Thanks.....but no Thanks.
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