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 YamiB. View Post
    I'm not going to bother looking for one. I already showed that it is irrelevant because a law does not need to specifically mention a group to discriminate against them.
    You fail to show that such a thing is actually occurring here, though.

    Sure, in theory, that has and can happen again.

    But is it occurring now? You have chosen not to support your claim that it is.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The laws weren't made with discrimination in mind, unless you're ready with an extremely well sourced conspiracy theory.

    If you are correct here, then the same sex marriage legislation you support is deliberately discriminatory against polygamists as you only refer to 2 people being married.

    Clearly, just as you are not trying to be discriminatory against other groups, neither is the existing law attempting to be discriminatory against homosexuals.



    Yet you still don't understand.
    I never claimed, nor would I claim that the laws were made with Discrimination in mind, but that does not alter the fact that this is how the laws actually are. I am keeping a simple issue... simple. I clearly do understand and if you are going to be petty and not apply a logical counter, then I will bid you a nice day.
    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 never claimed, nor would I claim that the laws were made with Discrimination in mind, but that does not alter the fact that this is how the laws actually are. I am keeping a simple issue... simple. I clearly do understand and if you are going to be petty and not apply a logical counter, then I will bid you a nice day.
    ...and that was that, apparently!



    Originally Posted by YamiB
    A law does not necessarily need to use a category of people within the law to discriminate against that category of people.
    Yep...
    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
    ...and that was that, apparently!
    give yourself a pat on the back. you won the whole thread.

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    Re: Civil Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    give yourself a pat on the back. you won the whole thread.
    I certainly did... I won it all. I like winning, it is everything. Gonna go surfing to celebrate!
    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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