The term civil union should replace the term marriage for legal purposes
Both terms, civil union (for gay couples)and marriage (for straight), should be used
The term marriage should be use equally for gay and straight couples
Gay couples should not be able to have the rights of marriage at all.
No Lives Matter
Of course homosexuals deserve equal rights, and should get those through marriage. The opponents have never been able to come up with a reason against it that is logically coherent.
I don't really care if they went for civil unions as long as that is what heterosexual couples also received, but I think pushing for that is a waste of time. Many states in the US showed that they are against civil unions when they voted to have them banned in their state. I also think that trying to take away marriage from straight couples would just result in anti-homosexual people screaming that they were right about the gays trying to destroy marriage.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
"It would be better not to know so many things than to know so many things that are not so."
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.