I don't care what it's called either as long as it's called exactly the same for heterosexuals and functions exactly the same no matter who is involved. I will say just from a semantic point of view, I really want nothing to do with the word marriage considering how perverse its become under the guidance of heterosexuals and their clergymen, who really have no f'ing clue about love themselves, celibate as most of them are.Segregation is the problem. Separate but equal doesn't work. Never has. Never will. Creating a separate designation for gays just creates confusion for businesses, and gives bigots wiggle room to revoke rights previously granted since it's already conveniently distinguished from heterosexual marriage.Plus honestly it's millions of dollars cheaper to just let us fill out the same forms instead of drafting entirely new ones with a new bureaucracy to go with it. It will also spare us the completely unnecessary legal battles to resolve the confusion and continued discrimination caused by separate terms.This doesn't mean I'll scoff at intermediary steps, as they serve our means just as well. The current momentum of gay marriage in New England occurred mostly because all of the states involved quickly discovered that "domestic partnerships" and "civil unions" really don't cut it when it comes to equal treatment.
I don't care what it's called either as long as it's called exactly the same for heterosexuals and functions exactly the same no matter who is involved.Segregation is the problem. Separate but equal doesn't work. Never has. Never will. Creating a separate designation for gays just creates confusion, and gives bigots wiggle room to revoke rights previously granted since it's already conveniently distinguished from heterosexual marriage.
Right. It took you long enough to sum it all up.
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New Poll Finds More Americans Support Gay Marriage Than Oppose It
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survey released Wednesday shows that more than half of Rhode Island voters favor a law allowing gay marriage, leading advocates to point out to state leadership that it's what residents want.A Brown University poll showed 60 percent of registered voters in the state said they would support a law allowing gay couples to marry, and 75 percent said they would support a law allowing civil unions. Thirty-one percent said they would oppose a gay marriage law.
The Prop 8 exit poll reported that 47 percent of Hispanics voted 'no' on Proposition 8 (indicating their support for gay marriage) as opposed to 51 percent of whites; the difference is not statistically significant given the sample size. Each of the other surveys indicate that Hispanics support gay marriage at almost exactly the same rates as non-Hispanic whites, except for a recent Quinnipiac national poll, which actually has them supporting gay marriage at significantly higher rate than whites.
"Today we're standing up for the liberties of same-sex couples by making clear they will receive the same rights, responsibilities, and respect under New Hampshire law," Governor John Lynch said before signing the legislation in a State House ceremony at about 5:20 p.m.Lynch said it was a New Hampshire tradition "to come down on the side of individual liberties and protections, and that tradition continues today." The room, filled by scores of the bill's supporters, resounded with applause as he signed.
New York State voters support 51 - 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided, a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.This is the first poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing support for same-sex marriage in New York State, where voters split 46 - 46 percent on this issue in a May 14 survey and opposed same-sex marriage 55 - 37 percent in an April 15, 2004, poll.