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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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post

    I assume that I am "BH"? I have no idea how you get that out of my name though...

    Asked and answered...
    BH is "BetterHalf," Pookie's husband.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    BH is "BetterHalf," Pookie's husband.
    Yes, thank you very much.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    If one is looking closely for discrimination and is willing to see it in anything and everything, I would venture to say that that is an issue within the person.
    Some people would be totally amazed at how little discrimination remains in today's world, but then the NAACP and the ACLU rears their heads and oh God, here we go all over again.
    It's useless to see discrimination in a term when the rights are exactly the same. I thought it was all about rights. Now this. Geez.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Thank you Emdash, she was referring to me and you're right.
    Pooks you're wrong. There is an element of discrimination between the terms of civil union and marriage. Marriage should be the one and only term applied to a relationship like ours and you cannot refute that even if the partners are same-sex.
    One thing that doesn't make any sense whatsoever is living in a free country like this but not bothering to vote.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Oh POO, BH! If the term means the same as what we have, all the legal rights and everything, equal standing, everything, explain to me where this is discriminatory. You're picking at a stupid term. Let marriage belong to the church and civil union to those who choose it.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Civil unions and marriage, how about this: n****** and African-Americans.
    The term makes the difference, Pooks.
    One thing that doesn't make any sense whatsoever is living in a free country like this but not bothering to vote.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    If one is looking closely for discrimination and is willing to see it in anything and everything, I would venture to say that that is an issue within the person.
    Some people would be totally amazed at how little discrimination remains in today's world, but then the NAACP and the ACLU rears their heads and oh God, here we go all over again.
    It's useless to see discrimination in a term when the rights are exactly the same. I thought it was all about rights. Now this. Geez.
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    I would venture to say that as well... are you implying that this is me or something?


    I am not sure how to put this more bluntly...
    If one group is not legally blocked from using the same term as another group...

    THEY ARE NOT EQUAL.



    If one is overlooking the facts and is unwilling to see it in things as they are,
    I would venture to say that that is an issue within the person.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    That was one of the most idiotic statements I have ever heard from you.
    It's nothing like that and you know it.
    Call it anything but let them have the same rights you and I have and let the Church have their terms too.
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    Re: Civil Unions

    WTF? Is this Pookie / BH thing a joke? Seriously... two accounts?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I would venture to say that as well... are you implying that this is me or something?


    I am not sure how to put this more bluntly...
    If one group is not legally blocked from using the same term as another group...

    THEY ARE NOT EQUAL.



    If one is overlooking the facts and is unwilling to see it in things as they are,
    I would venture to say that that is an issue within the person.
    Okay, so you're going to call a dinner between a bunch of friends "communion?"
    I do not see an issue here as long as the rights are the same.
    And BH is not you. It's BetterHalf, mmmkay?
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