Marriage or Civil Union

Discussion in 'GLBT Lounge' started by PowerON, Nov 7, 2008.

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Which you would choice?

  1. Same-sex Marriage

    35 vote(s)
    53.8%
  2. Civil Union

    19 vote(s)
    29.2%
  3. No answer or other

    11 vote(s)
    16.9%
  1. PowerON

    PowerON Active Member

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    Which do you prefer? I would go for Civil Union.

    My reason, it's quick and easy than pain-in-ass to get real marriage. Sorry.
     
  2. Mrs Bucket

    Mrs Bucket New Member

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    In Canada, same sex marriages are recognised.

    Did you know that if you entered in to a civil union, your partner is dying in a hospital room, you would not be granted the same rights as a husband/wife. The rights goes back to the partner's parents.

    This is where I disagree with. Gender/sexuality should not play a role in marriage and the government has no right to interfere in this as well.
     
  3. PowerON

    PowerON Active Member

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    Actual....

    If civil union become legal in federal, then you get almost same benefit as marriage.
     
  4. jillio

    jillio New Member

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    Personally, I don't see that the GLTB community will have achieved equal social status until marraige is redifined to inlcude all unions that are entered into, no matter of gender. But I would applaud country wide granting of rights to civil union as the first step in that process.
     
  5. PowerON

    PowerON Active Member

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    Exactly
     
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    Oceanbreeze New Member

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    Exactly. This is why I want to see gay marriage rather than civil unions. Civil unions are a good start, but I really think we should push for gay marriage recognition in every state.
     
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    I chose other. I support gay marriage right now, but I think the best option would be to remove the word "marriage" from any government-related institutions or laws. It just confuses people and makes them believe that there is any relationship between a government-issued "marriage" certificate, and a religious (or not) "marriage" ceremony. There isn't. The "marriage" that we're fighting for right now is nothing more than a piece of paper. Call it what it is, a "civil" "union" of two people. The problem right now is that civil unions were just invented a few years ago, and have no real basis in anything. They're only recognized at the state level, and they have no legal precedents attached to them yet, making them hard to deal with. If the government isn't willing to eliminate the word "marriage" from it's vocabulary, then I say marriages for all!
     
  8. PowerON

    PowerON Active Member

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    Obama support civil union.
     
  9. Byrdie714

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    :bowdown: A woman after my own heart! :bowdown:

    Jillio and I been arguing the same thing for a long time and there are still people that "don't get it!"
     
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    :lol: Well I'm glad to hear it!

    (The most annoying thing I ever saw was a letter to the editor in my hometown where someone was arguing against gay marriage and their argument was that "it's not like a driver's license". I just thought, "really? it's the exact same thing!!!"

    :roll:
     
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    I voted both because I believe it's their choice to call it an "union" or an "marriage".
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I agree. Having one thing for one group while having another thing for another group denotes inequality.

    One marriage for all; not for a selected group.
     
  14. sara1981

    sara1981 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    i vote civil union

    but i dont trust same sex marriages because my 2 classmates also gay and my friend's ex-husband also gay i should BAN of same sex marriages! but i would agree with my boyfriend because same sex marriages is wrong! they can touch each other include hiv&aids and diease.
     
  15. IndieVisible

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    I would like to see civil unions carry the same rights as marriage but would like to see marriage reserved for a man and a woman. We need a distinction in terminology I feel. But I am not hardcore against it.
     
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    sara1981 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    i agree!

    can marriages each man and woman not same sex marriages NOPE! that what in my mind
     
  17. Pinky

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    My answer No! I prefer one man and one woman marriage over Gay marriage. No offend to whoever are gay marriage. That's my feel want to be marry with man not woman.
     
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    i agree!
     
  19. Pinky

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    :ty: Let go other thread.
     
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    Do you prefer Marriage or same-sex Marriage?

    I prefer one man and one woman marriage.
     

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