Well does it matter? I think it does.
the happy Bisexual
Well, I'm in a country where you can have about the advantages of marriage without being technically married, but I maintain it's not enough.
Just because some of us don't care doesn't mean everyone does ; I'm not religious but some gay/bi people are, and it's unfair to betray their believings, for exemple.
Its not so much the marriage its the equality it represents. In britain same-sex marriage is becoming legal very soon, thank god
"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"
civil unions arent the same as marriage
--how can you smile with all those tears in your eyes?--
**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**
No they are not,they do not give the same rights.
It matters very much. However, civil union is not it. Until both heterosexual and homosexual marriages are enshrined in the same law, there will be a difference, real or imagined. Just because the playing field is flat, doesn't disguise the 45 degree angle upon which it is slanted ¬¬
I don't know, the only reason i really feel it matters, is to have the ability too. I don't know if i ever will see the day i "fall in love" and actually want to marry, But, Gosh darned it i deserve the same F'in right as those....(insert evil deragatory name here) heterosexuals. and more so, I really dont care about what they call it. marrige is a religous institution but the governments puts about 2000 more things too it, such as passing on healthcare benifits. thats the thing that gets me "peeved" i couldnt care less what you call it.
And, Though we are not now, that... strength, which in old days, moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, one equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will, To Strive, To Seak, To find, And, Not To Yeild
Aside from personal opinion (which would be HELL YES!), marraige in general has to mean something or else the straight coulples wouldnt fight so damn hard to keep it "sacred".
In any other since, Hell yes I think I should be able to marry my girlfriend!
My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.
The fact of the matter is yes, same sex marriage does really matter, civil unions only give a few basic couple's rights and its the simple fact that civil unions create a separate but equal ruling, which is totally not cool, not to mention not allowed. Even further it isn't even a separate but equal, its a separate and unequal ruling.
If a straight couple can be recognized as married by the government and given rights for that circumstance then Gay, Lesbian, and others couples can have that right as well. Remember that constitutional rule about separation of church and state? Well if the government is basing their rulings off of religious dogma then they are breaking there own rules. I could continue to rant about this subject but I am going to cut it here...
"Two Hearts That Have Been Merged Is Marriage; Two Souls That Have Been Merged Is Fate."
Yay! more pro-marriage people!
"What is the purpose of life? It is to create our own purpose."
how could anyone vote no?
Also Ayame boi your icon is hot.
the happy Bisexual
I totally agree with you on the voting no thing Quitty. By the way, thanks, I had to use this one, as Latter Days is a Favorite of mine and my partner's. Its not a particulary fantastic film, but there is a great story and some wonderful moments to be seen.
I think that gay marriage is just wanting to be picked on
If we love each other than nothing will ever tear us apart
you dont need a slip of paper to say that.
You... Need to