Ed Team

New York Times on Marriage vs Civil Unions

Filed By Ed Team | December 28, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: civil unions vs marriage, gay marriage, New Jersey, New York Times gay marriage


"Civil unions are an inadequate substitute for marriage. Creating a separate, new legal structure to confer some benefits on same-sex couples neither honors American ideals of fairness, nor does it grant true equality. The results are clearly visible in New Jersey, which continues to deny same-sex couples some of the tangible civil benefits that come with marriage."

-- From a New York Times editorial on the separate and unequal nature of civil unions over marriage.


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So, what do you think about calling it civil unions for everyone, gay or straight? We all get civil unions and it keeps religion out of it and those who wish to have a church wedding, like myself, can go to churches supportive of marrying gays and lesbians?

Thank you for your thoughts as i am trying to process this for myself!

Warm Regards,

Existential Punk

So, what do you think about calling it civil unions for everyone, gay or straight? We all get civil unions and it keeps religion out of it and those who wish to have a church wedding, like myself, can go to churches supportive of marrying gays and lesbians?

Thank you for your thoughts as i am trying to process this for myself!

Warm Regards,

Existential Punk