Yesssssss......mono is not poly.<quoted text>
I think you're a bit confused with the wording you are using.
You said, "No deceit.... I stated the obvious, elimination of the sole legal definition/standard of marriage as a monogamous union of husband and wife."
You do realize that monogamy does not include polygamy don't you?
But you are trying to eliminate the sole legal definition/standard of marriage as a union of Husband and wile.And no one is trying to eliminate marriage as a union between husband and wife.
So then marry someone of the opposite sex and then you'll get the "same rights and protections". In reality what you're asking the state to do is declare a same sex personal intimate sexual relationship, "marriage".We are asking for the same rights and protections of opposite-sex married partners.
Thus achieving the goal that you seek.So, that would remove your emphasis on the words "sole legal definition".
We fear the continued devaluation of marriage through its redefinition, and the possible long term consequences of that.For the life of me I cannot understand what you fear will happen if same-sex partners are allowed to marry.
No, polygamy won't rush in, it'll slip in on the wake of SSM. Why that would bother you, baffles me?Men and women will still be able to marry. Children will continue to be born. Polygamy will not suddenly rush to the forefront. Life will go on.
No, more of a concern for society as a whole, and for the next generation.You guys have never said what it is that you are afraid will happen.
It's almost as though you want to childishly keep marriage a male-female union out of pettiness.
As do you, you want to exclude polygamists from it.You want it to be an exclusive club.
Its not allowing them to marry, but changing the definition do they can marry. But, I'll ask anyway. What specific improvements do you speak of? Can they not be effected by a Civil Union structure?You don't care that allowing same-gender partners to marry will significantly improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian, tax-paying, law-abiding, citizens of this country.
Shallow... Very shallow...