In all my years in the culinary business,I've discovered that there are plenty of people out there willing to shell out thousands of dollars catering a wedding.
Nobody is willing to spend that amount to cater a "civil union ceremony".
If you don't like gays getting married,that's fine by me.
But I don't see any problem with making an honest dollar off gays getting married by catering their wedding and getting them to use my banquet halls to do so..
If you don't make money off gay weddings,that's not my problem.
Because weddings make more money than "civil unions".
Especially in states that allow for them like my neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut which I also do business in.
Why chase after pennies when I can make dollars.
Doesn't make good business sense.
Probably ten to fifteen years, the population needs to age some as there is still a huge old people voting block hanging on to outdated ideas
California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and just recently, Colorado. I invite you to look this data up.
Probably why California hasn't voted for gay marriage.
What are those rights and responsibilities equal to marriage?
(1) the ability of unions to adopt
(2) union partners sharing each other's assets (not sure this is a good thing, epcecially if there are debts).
IMO, the one right/responsibility not equal to marriage for unions are federal and state tax advantages.
A federal/state legislator can include unions in the tax advantages, make it just unions since marriages are a subset of unions, or just eliminate the union/marriage deduction altogether.
All these rights can be bestowed upon unions without the decree of gay marriage from state supreme courts.
All these rights can be bestowed upon unions without state legislators voting for gay marriage.
All these rights can be bestowed upon unions without destroying the meaning of marriage.
If there are other rights/responsibilties not listed here for unions, make legislation for unions that include those rights.
Unions already have these rights in these 5 states. This is the Occam's Razor kinda answer to this quandary. Can you figure it out?
Last edited by cabse5; 05-24-13 at 12:20 PM.
I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad-redeemer (your Divine Democrat your Hebrew Madman) and write over his thorn-torn brow, The true prince of Evil the king of the Slaves!
- Ragnar Redbeard, Might Is Right, 1890
It's politics because gays (and judges) want to bestow the rights and responsibilties of marriage to everyone, (that's socialism, by the way) but not marriage.. How do I know gays want the rights of, but not marriage? All the badmouthing you guys give marriage. How so many end up in divorce, how many kids are affected by bad marriages, etc.
Finally, since when has anything Canada done ever been a shining example to the rest of the world?
Last edited by cabse5; 05-24-13 at 12:34 PM.