Congratulations, NY, and well done!

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Congratulations, NY, and well done!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 10:12am

Here's my thought, or question. What do they get now that they couldn't get with a civil union? Or, why couldn't they just bring civil unions up to the legal level of a marraige?

Also, are civil unions now abolished?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 10:20am

If a civil union and a marriage were the same, there would be no sense in calling them by different names.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 10:56am

They have always been different, in that one is for opposite sex and the other is for same sex. And that difference would still exist if they made them otherwise equal (obviously).

Edit --

And let me throw in that I assume opposite sexes can't get a civil union, as far as I know.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 11:16am

We don't call driver's licenses by different names based on the gender of the person getting the license.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 3:48pm

I don't see much of a connection. A DL is for an individual, not for a couple. Doesn't really relate to my question anyway. I think it's pretty well established that a marriage and a civil union are different.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 4:21pm

Yes, a driver's license is for an individual, and it shouldn't matter what gender that individual is.





iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2008
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 5:11pm

Here is my question to you,what is so sacred about marriage that others can't call their union what they will?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 6:53pm

Maybe for straight couples we'll call it marriage and for gay/lesbian couples we'll call it mawwage. :smileywink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77DcCH7f4Ek&NR=1





iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2008
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 8:36pm

<<<. I think it's pretty well established that a marriage and a civil union are different.>>>

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2008
Sat, 06-25-2011 - 8:43pm

lol! I do laugh because the people who say well marriage is sacred. Well is it?

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