Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
What is the argument for it?
The one I have heard most often is the "if the partner is in critical condition in the hospital", then the "partner" is denied visitation due to "non family member". That does not require a marriage certificate, there are civil unions and multiple other legally binding agreements that will satisfy that "requirement" just fine.
Then there is the federal recognition as married for taxes and such. Well, again, why not move to change civil union or some other legally binding agreement that is federally recognized, not demand it be "marriage" - which is but one legally binding document in an ocean of such pieces of paper.
While a civil union may or may not be recognized over all state lines, I haven't seen any mass demonstrations to make it so. Just marriage.
I think my horse should be recognized as my child. Define child. Define human.
And, as for a comparison to slavery...slavery is a clear violation of constitutional rights, oppression, etc.,. Not offering marriage to same sex partners is not oppression nor does it impact one particular group (e.g., men, women, disadvantaged, blacks, rich, asians).
So...there are MULTIPLE other solutions to a "union" between two people other than "homosexual marriage" so WHY FOR???
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.