Originally Posted by Lutherf
Shouldn't that be a question asked of those that worked to ban Civil Unions?
Like in my State:
"Section 15-A. Marriage.
That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.
Instead of working for a compromise, the effort was to ban both while they felt they had the - ahhh - "power". Never thinking that so soon public opinion would shift so quickly for same-sex Civil Marriage. Now of course, suddenly "Civil Unions" are supposed to be an acceptable compromise.