Because a document that includes all of the benefits and logistics of a marriage document is a marriage document. The same reason why all death certificates are called 'death certificates'.Originally Posted by a777pilot
Contracts need not be 'vital' to society for two individuals to enter into them. A contract is only illegitimate if one or more parties are coerced into signing it and/or the contract states an agreement to do something illegal (killing someone, for example). If two individuals voluntarily and mutually agree to enter into a contract that fits that bill, it's being 'vital' or not to society is irrelevant. I can draw up a binding contract promising my roommates that I will shower only between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 AM. Vital to society? Hell no. A legitimate contract, surely.Originally Posted by Jerry
There is not one legitimate reason for preventing two individuals from entering into a voluntary and peaceful contract.
Of course there is. I'll reiterate: Gays, like everyone else should have the basic right (and do in all other facets of life) to enter into voluntary, peaceful contracts.Originally Posted by Jerry