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Old 01-02-2012, 10:00 AM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
Civil unions are not the same a marriage, and they do not convey the same rights as marriage. By conveying this "half measure" the state satisfies critics and instills complacency that some sort of equality has been reached.
The sponsors of legislation to allow civil unions are probably actually very supportive of same-sex marriage. However, they know that legislation to allow it will not pass. It's a step in the right direction.

Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
It has not, and by doing this the day of allowing anyone to marry a person of their choice is put further off.
This will not lead to putting off the day anyone is allowed to marry a person of their choice. Weren't the first states to allow civil unions generally the first ones to allow same-sex marriage?

Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
There will be no equality until same-sex marriage is made legal by the federal government.
It's still probably be going to be quite some time before same-sex marriage bans are ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
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