Friday, 27 March 2009

You go get 'em Portia

Portia De Rossi Apologizes For Getting Married

Here in Kiwiland I don't feel all that smug. I would much prefer legalized same sex marriage rather than the half-way house of civil unions.


Giovanni said...

I know plenty of gay people who wouldn't touch marriage with a bargepole and prefer the half-way house of civil unions. Find it rather delightful myself.

M-H said...

We haven't even got the option of civil partnerships here in Aus! And I'm with Giovanni on the marriage thing. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt.

Cat said...

Personally I kinda like the idea of officially recognised partnerships - don't call them marriage or civil unions or anything. If people want to get 'married', eg in the church, that's up to them, but legally, you're in a partnership regardless of sex etc.

You could even expand that to poly relationships, but I think that might be a step too far for the 'general populace'..

sas said...

the semantics does my head in! it's either marriage or its not. why call it a smae-sex civil-union partnership or whatever?
thats like saying homosexual marriage is somehow less than heterosexual marriage.

hungrymama said...

I totally support opening up the institute of marriage to all couples but, as a straight chick, I could never get married but would be very open to a civil union. Marriage has a hang of a lot of cultural baggage which has nothing to do with the couple loving eachother. It's a change of ownership in the shadow of the church.