Why was I permitted to use the term marriage when my ceremony was conducted by a celebrant? 70 years ago that wasn't considered a marriage. That would of been some hippy/pagan celebration.
Marriage has it's own connotations of love and declaration of love. It's why non religious people want to marry despite it having nothing to do with the holy union under the church.
Why deny same sex couples the right to a term and label that means quite simply 'i declare to love you forever'
Forgive any weird substitutions... Silly phone, but I still love it
Well lets turn it like this.
What if I took the right away from you?
How would you feel if I told you your marriage was not legal?
Then I will ask you "what's the big deal, it's just marriage, it's just a word, you can still have a civil union"
The definition of marriage is only altering slightly to include same sex marriage. Why are civil unions not good enough? Because by calling them something else and making them different, you are not making them equal. Why not use the word marriage? Why is this word so important? It's just a word after all.
Would you support polygamous marriage? I haven't heard anyone actually answer that question.
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