Posted by MikeT23 on 6/14/2013 2:13:00 PM (view original):
I'll ask again, if "civil union" came with all the same rights/benefits of "marriage" would that be good enough?
As evidenced by the amount of resistance gays have faced, marriage means something more. Even if the legal benefits are the same.
My solution is this, elimination of government marriage. Marriage stays a religious term and, in the eyes of the law, everyone--gay or straight--is in a civil union.
Gays could still get married in their own churches if they want to and the government stays out of it.