" May you live as long as you wish, and love as long as you live"
I still don't understand the objection that if someone is NOT happy with marriage the way it is that they can choose a civil union. YOU guys still haven't come up with any good reason for your objections other than to say a public option already exists and is defined. I could also say that about marriage. Take it or leave it.
I'm happy to respond, though. There are things about marriage that matter to me. But I honestly don't see what I need protection from. Allowing SSM doesn't change or affect my own marriage, anymore than the thousands of heterosexual divorces do.
As for the, "if we allow SSM, before you know it, Joe will want to marry a horse, or a dog, or his hairdryer..." argument -- Will someone puh-leeeeze take me down that road??? It sounds an awful lot like the same road where someone experiments with pot, and the next thing you know, they are selling their behind in the NYC subways for "a fix." Another topic entirely... I'm just sayin'!