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Old 11-24-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Why don't they just create an amendment called Same Sex Partnership Rights and offer the same or most all rights as marriage?

That would be so easy.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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Why don't they just create an amendment called Same Sex Partnership Rights and offer the same or most all rights as marriage?

That would be so easy.
But it is not EQUAL or FAIR.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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How is it not equal or fair? It is same sex partnership. That is what it is in reality.

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But it is not EQUAL or FAIR.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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How is it not equal or fair? It is same sex partnership. That is what it is in reality.
If it the same thing and is equal and fair, why not just call it marriage?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Marriage is a religious ceremony for a man and a woman to form a covenant before God. I am against Government being in the marriage arrangement. However, a civil union should be the function that government endorses for legal purposes. That should be open to any consenting couple of legal age.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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It probably won't ever be that way.

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Marriage is a religious ceremony for a man and a woman to form a covenant before God. I am against Government being in the marriage arrangement. However, a civil union should be the function that government endorses for legal purposes. That should be open to any consenting couple of legal age.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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If it the same thing and is equal and fair, why not just call it marriage?
Because "marriage" is the union of a man and a woman, therefore an union of a man and a man (or a woman and a woman), cannot be "marriage."

However, local governments (States) can very well enact laws so homosexual couples can have the benefits married (heterosexual) couples do. Take Alaska, for example, where State employees (couples), regardless of sex, receive such benefits. The only problem is that unmarried (shacking up) heterosexual couples can also receive the same benefits. The couples have to prove that they live together.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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The only problem is that unmarried (shacking up) heterosexual couples can also receive the same benefits. The couples have to prove that they live together.
I don't consider that a problem. There are PLENTY of people who stay together & decide not to get married. According to you, it's the same thing, no? I'll give a little frivolous example but it explains my point: I do believe Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell have been together for I think 12 years...that's in Hollywood, a death sentence if ever....do you think they should go w/out benefits that people who meet, get married after a month & get divorced after a year receive? All in the name of the almight word of "marriage"? I think not.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Why don't they just create an amendment called Same Sex Partnership Rights and offer the same or most all rights as marriage?

That would be so easy.
1. The difficulty of amending the US Constitution

2. This issue is generally left to the states, and there are wild variations in the rights that states give.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Why don't they just create an amendment called Same Sex Partnership Rights and offer the same or most all rights as marriage?

That would be so easy.
Because the haters can and will find some way to circumvent those rights.
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