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.
Maybe you are right... but I certainly know what a "sweeping generalization" is.
I also just demonstrated it with the strawberry analogy...
It appears that you are the one that is lost in the absolutes of this issue.
Now, last time or it will be obvious that you can't... make a counter argument that is logical and rational that allows for legally blocking people, male or female, gay or straight, from marrying one another if all obvious reasons like incest and such are taken out of the equation.
fruits and vegetables are always good for everyone, and I defy anyone to come up with one circumstance where ingesting a fruit or vegetable of any kind would have a less than stupendous outcome.
I would have said, are you sure you want to say that? it's rather broad and absolute.
and you would reply, do your worst!
at that point I would say, I get hives when I eat strawberries and sometimes have trouble breathing.
and you would say, WTF you knew what I meant!
regarding marriage, I have already made logical arguments, which you have never refuted. we left off with your racist mexican analogy, which was as weak and misleading as your strawberry analogy.
they're always entertaining though!
Marriage was an institution established for business purposes. It was a way to grant sexual rights to ensure legitimate heirs, a way to increase wealth by combining property, and a simple way to establish who inherits what. In Western cultures a wedding ceremony was necessary because the Catholic Church was the only uniform power recognized by every nation.
The dominant argument for homosexual marriage these days is "why can't a couple who loves each other get married like everyone else?" The cold and simple answer is that Western marriage has NEVER been about love.
Marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
when you include words like "not one" "anyone" "whomever"--kind of like "never" and "always"--you are not dealing with the general anymore. you are dealing in absolutes. I warned you not to make sweeping generalizations. they are seldom, if ever, valid. and yet rather than modifying your sweeping generalization, you challenged me to disprove it and then accused me of taking it out of context. a sweeping generalization, once disproved in any context, is no longer a legitimate argument--leaving you, as I said before, nonplussed.
I think it bothers you that I'm rational. admittedly, it's much easier to deal with raving bigots. kudos for bearing with me.