Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
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.
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.
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'..
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.
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.
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