1,100 rights, protections and responsibilities? No, I had no idea. Where is this listed and I will read about it. That's pretty overwhelming.<quoted text>
Well, considering that tradition or "we've ALWAYS done it that way" aren't reasons to support denying people equal civil rights, I take it that you would support marriage equality for same-sex couples?
Women never had the right to vote taken away from them, yet it is not recognized that they DO have a constitutional right to vote, no?
And African Americans never had freedom taken away from them (those that were born into slavery, anyway), and yet we no longer buy and sell them in public slave auctions, right?
Did you know that civil marriage brings with it over 1,100 rights, protections, and responsibilities that are denied any unmarried couple?
idk how I feel about it quite honestly. There was a time- a few years ago when I would've shrugged and said let gays marry- whatever. I used to think that gays were all just born gay and now I think it's a combination of some are born that way and some choose. I don't think that you or a lot of people like you have an agenda- except that you want the rights you speak of. I think there may be agendas with this however-- because frankly I think there have been agendas with many things that on the surface looked "fair" or even noble and did have these things attached- but more came with it. I think this even about 1960s feminism.
I am a very traditional person. On the other hand I don't try to push off stuff on others or make them live like I do. To change something as long term as the laws of marriage makes me uncomfortable at this point.
How would you feel about just something called a "gay union" that gave you the same rights you talk about but wasn't called marriage?