If you truly wanted it to be equal you should make these benefit's available to any two or more persons, because it is not the governments or your job to determine what is a "marital" relationship.
3) No, you can get married by Elvis, but that has nothing to do with what I am talking about. I am talking about the very definition of marriage and the laws that come with it.
4) You seem to be forgetting that the word marriage itself is a tradition in of itself. Why is it defined in our government? And why the benefits that come with it are defined as so? And why is anyone restricted, gays, ANYONE?
5) what is marriage? Please define it for me. Is it a cultural tradition? Is it? If so, why is the government defining it? Or does the individual/s define it? Why is anyone restricted from the benefits?
When it comes down to the government all it is, is that two or more individuals have an agreement to have certain responsibilities and benefits. Is this what marriage is? I don't think so. In my opinion a civil union describes this a lot better. Not only is it the right description, but it also doesn't define something that is cultural and is different to many different cultures. The government should not define such a thing.
2.) lmao keep saying no, fact wont change simply cause your OPINION disagrees
3.) yes and the definitions of marriage and the benefits that come with it do not care about religion as i still get them with or without religion involved nor does the definition of marriage care about religion either nott sure why you cant grasp this fact.
religious marriage is a separate entity and varies from religion to religion, legal marriage doesnt care about it.
4.) i dont forget tha at all what you forget is that "tradition" isnt defined, it varies from person to person.
5.) it needs SOME definition because its a legal contract, thats basic common sense and the government provides many of the benifits and protects them, again basic common sense.
6.) gays shouldnt be restricted, some others should because of the rights and benefits provided and other legal precedences like contracts with minors that cant be made.
7.) i cant define marriage because its subjective in anything else accept legal.
8.) yes in some ways legal marriage is in some ways its not at all. and that cultural tradition will not be effected by law, my family has traditions they do when weddings comes, those things wont be effect one bit we will still do them
9.) already answered above