Seen in the same light by who? Do you care what some inbred fuck in <insert whatever state/country> thinks of your marriage? If I hand you a banana but call it an apple it is still a freaking banana. Call a marriage a civil union and if it is still exactly the same legally as a marriage what is the difference? Perhaps some closed minded folks will look down their noses and say "Ha, they are not really married only in a union!" but they are going to talk shit about you anyway.
Oh well, just my two cents. I don't have a dog in the fight so really might as well shut up. Hell, some Japanese kid married a pillow and their country hasn't fallen into the ocean yet...well, I guess parts of it did >.> Oh well.
BTW congratulations on your marriage. I wish you many happy years together.
LOL! @ the kid who married his pillow.
"Hey ya'll! I just had a civil union with my partner of 9 years! WOOWOO!"
"We just came back from honeymoon after our civil union"
"We just got engaged and our civil union is on the 20th of July"
I don't know, man. I'm arguing semantics again. But language is extremely powerful, and we attach meaning, great meaning in fact, to words. No, I don't care what some inbred twat thinks, but 'civil union' doesn't sound right. It would take years of social conditioning to wean the word 'marriage' out of our mouths.
Thank you very much for your kind wishes
I meant dropping the word marriage on a political level. As many people do still get married in churches and many see marriage as a church thing (see Cori's comment) then many object to gay marriages as it conflicts with whatever religious view they have, but what religious argument is there against two (or more) adults entering a legal contract? Seems to me there isn't any. So get married all you like to your wife/husband/partner/whatever but get it legal by whatever means necessary even if it means calling a banana an apple.
I'm just half gay... but I had some very important relationships that I gave up when I was younger due to the pressure of bigotry and fear of discrimination. I have some regrets from that time. Being in a relationship and trying to stay in the closet is not fair to a partner. I eventually located and called two women who were very special to me and apologized to them. They understood, but it was a day late and a dollar short IMO.
One of them eventually moved to MA and is happily married. We are still in touch on occasion.
As I get older and care less and LESS about what the world thinks of me personally I find that my passion for trying to find some sort of end to the darkness that so many young gay or LGBTQ people face as they grow older... sometimes that is just trying to throw some facts and logic out into the world and hope that a bit of it sticks to someone who maybe never thought of those things before.
I don't want them to have to know the fear that I knew.
I want them to not even know that many people like them used to live in fear.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.