All the benefits All the presumptions? All the protections? Everything the same? Uhhhhhhhh....not quite.<quoted text>
If legally joined same-gender couples would enjoy all of the benefits and protections as legally joined opposite-gender couples, then why should there be different terminology?
If you have a red rose and a pink rose, they are BOTH roses with only subtle differences.
If you have two edible patties. Both have a similar brownish color, both are close in texture, and both even have grill marks. Obviously they must be hamburgers, they look like hamburgers, why they're even on buns with ketchup and mustard. Surprise! The one on the left is made from soy. The proof is in the pudding....uh burger.
We both know, evn though a veggie patty is called a "burger", its not, nor is "tofurkey", turkey. Appearences can be deceiving.