Your opinion on what the union of gay couples should be called? Should it be called marriage or civil union?

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    Oct 29, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    Should it be called "gay marriage" or something else such as civil union.

    I was talking with my aunts at a family Sunday dinner and while in a convo about politics the topic of gay marriage came up.

    My aunt went on to say she has no problem with gay people and gays living and having relationships together but says that it shouldn't be called "marriage" but rather should be called "civil union" because by definition in the bible the word marriage is between a man and a women, so a union between two people of the same sex should be called something else.

    She claimed you cant just change something that's been written for thousands of years. I'm not sure if I agree or not. What do you feel?
  • Hothouse

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    Oct 29, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    Marriage. Period.

    Not gay marriage.

    It's a legal contract and all couples, gay or straight, should be treated equally.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 29, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    Hothouse saidMarriage. Period.

    Not gay marriage.

    It's a legal contract and all couples, gay or straight, should be treated equally.

    Legally speaking: this.
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    Oct 29, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    "Do not judge"
    ^It's in bible.

    "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." - The Bible
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    Oct 29, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    Civil union because the church has no involvement in it .
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 29, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    It is a Bond:
    1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
    2. Confinement in prison; captivity. Often used in the plural.
    3. A uniting force or tie; a link: the familial bond.
    4. A binding agreement; a covenant.
    5. A duty, promise, or other obligation by which one is bound.

    But, this is what the piece of paper that state governments hand out say, so it should be called marriage

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    Oct 29, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    whyy should it be called anything then what it is. It a marriage. Finish and klaar. Im not going into a civil union with nobody. That my take
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    Oct 29, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    Ask your family member if they are willing to pay to have the extra box added to the hundred of thousands of documents--pay for all the law's that specifically address the word "Married" to be changed?
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    Oct 29, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    Having different names also allows politicians to make different laws; "XYZ applies to marriages but not civil unions." Etc.
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    Oct 29, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    neffa saidCivil union because the church has no involvement in it .

    Church has no involvement in most marriages. Red herring.
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    Oct 30, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    Legal.
    Don't care about the name.
    For instance, saying...
    "I got manbonded with my husband in June"
    ...would be just fine with me.
    Or "homohooked."
    Or "poofpartnered."
  • allatonce

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    Oct 30, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    It's already called marriage where I live and I wouldn't consider changing it. To call it anything less is an attempt to degrade it to appease those (religious or not) who think that we and our relationships are not as valid.

    The problem is with them not us and they will have to learn to either free themselves of their prejudices or shut up about them. Next topic.
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    It really doesn't matter to me as long as the same designation is used for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.