their motivation would be to keep the word "marriage" for themselves".<quoted text>
Do you seriously believe you can get the world to go along with your proposal, when there is no motivation for them to give up anything they already have?
In 2009, Julian Bond wrote: "No people of good will should oppose marriage equality. And they should not think that civil unions are a substitute. At best, civil unions are separate but equal. And we all know separate is never equal."
BUT again, why worry about them, would you accept all the rights and GIVE UP the name marriage?
again, one institution..so why do you keep stammering about the separate stuff...