View Poll Results: Should civil unions replace marriage for legal purposes?

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  • The term civil union should replace the term marriage for legal purposes

    15 22.73%
  • Both terms, civil union (for gay couples)and marriage (for straight), should be used

    25 37.88%
  • The term marriage should be use equally for gay and straight couples

    21 31.82%
  • Gay couples should not be able to have the rights of marriage at all.

    5 7.58%
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Thread: Civil Unions

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
    source????

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    source????
    Sorry. Billy Shakes-Spear.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Sorry. Billy Shakes-Spear.
    since when is a playwright a legitimate authority on botany? fail.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    since when is a playwright a legitimate authority on botany? fail.
    You missed the point of that line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No. I didn't miss that little detail. The fact is that, "that little detail" is Irrelevant. It is a word and it has many different meanings. Unless you can show that the word "marriage" is a religious one only, that it means only a man and a woman in a religious union... well, then your historical point is simply illogical and irrelevant.
    Historically in the USA that is what it has meant, and so far still means. So much so the government tried to go before congress (a waist of time for certain) to have it legally and permanently mean exactly that.

    Sorry man, you are indeed wrong.


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    Re: Civil Unions

    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.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Sorry. Billy Shakes-Spear.
    I had tears in my eyes!


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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You missed the point of that line.
    your concession is noted.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    California is the issueing authority of my marriage licinse.

    If California does away with marriage, they are doing away with my marriage.

    If California changes marriage to 'civil union', they are changing my 'marriage' to 'civil unuion'.

    This dyrectly affects me personaly.
    Jerry that is simply absurd. You don't own a word or a term and it in no measurable way affects you. Nothing would change about your relationship except that a legal term would be shared by gays and straights.
    Hi. TOGTFO.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    your concession is noted.
    Are you being serious?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry
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