View Poll Results: Which is likely to to happen first for same sex couples: marriages or civil unions?

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Thread: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    SSM, I really doubt the government would give Civil Unions equal status as marriage when they could just call it marriage.
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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Society always moves to the left over time. Sure, it'll eventually happen, but not anytime soon.

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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Other - as in no change in current law. Not in my lifetime anyway. SSM fails big every time, every where it appears on a ballot.

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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Other - as in no change in current law. Not in my lifetime anyway. SSM fails big every time, every where it appears on a ballot.
    I really doubt the ballot box is where SSM will be instituted.
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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Other - as in no change in current law. Not in my lifetime anyway. SSM fails big every time, every where it appears on a ballot.
    Has shown in the thread earlier the ballot box could matter very little in cases of discrimination.
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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I really doubt the ballot box is where SSM will be instituted.
    Good point, it will have to be imposed judicially, but again, not in my lifetime. Maybe two or three more generations at the soonest.

    Somebody said society always moves to the left. I don't know. I think it's more like a pendulum. The 1920s were more liberal, say, than the 1940s. My kids will probably be a tad more liberal than I, theirs a tad more conservative in turn. It would take quite a broad sweep of the pendulum to gain voter approval.

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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Has shown in the thread earlier the ballot box could matter very little in cases of discrimination.
    Not sure what you mean, but there is no discrimination when it comes to SSM. We all have the same right to marry one person of the opposite sex.

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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Good point, it will have to be imposed judicially, but again, not in my lifetime. Maybe two or three more generations at the soonest.

    Somebody said society always moves to the left. I don't know. I think it's more like a pendulum. The 1920s were more liberal, say, than the 1940s. My kids will probably be a tad more liberal than I, theirs a tad more conservative in turn. It would take quite a broad sweep of the pendulum to gain voter approval.
    Actually I would be surprised if it didn't happen this decade. It's already trending that way, and there are a few court cases that could see SSM introduced within the next 5 years.
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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Not sure what you mean, but there is no discrimination when it comes to SSM. We all have the same right to marry one person of the opposite sex.
    Why should a man be able to marry a woman, but not for a woman to be able to marry a woman? It is discrimination, trying to deny that is dishonest.
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    Re: Which is most likely to happen: same sex marriages or civil unions?

    Actually I would be surprised if it didn't happen this decade. It's already trending that way, and there are a few court cases that could see SSM introduced within the next 5 years
    Well. Strike while the iron is hot, I suppose. We are in the midst of a spirited culture war. Could be. Do you think there is enough strength on the right to amend the constitution? I'm not sure.
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