Civil Unions The Right Way
By BigGator5 Posted in Culture — Comments (7) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
When it comes to gay marriage, most conservatives don't like the idea. This is understandable (because they think marriage is a religious institution and I frankly agree with them), except when they come up with the solution of Civil Unions for gay couples only. Sure, separate but equal will work...
NOT! Segregation, whether it's racial or sexual, is never justify. My solution, while it may not be simple, will put people on equal footing no matter their sexual orientation and everyone will be happy.
I am personally against marriage, for both gay and straight couples, as a legal term. Instead we should have the legal union between two human adults of age 18 or older, called either Civil Unions or Unions. Then we protect your local religious church (mosque or temple) to marry or not marry, whoever they want without fear of lawsuits. We have to protect religious institutions, if we allow them to defind marriage.
While this is a legal "contract" between two people, there can be legal consequences for dissolving the Civil Union.
I think this will also help marriage in America. Just think about what is going on in this country. People get married and divorce at a drop at a hat. Currently, the government can give two pennies if you stay married or not. If you have to get a purely religious marriage, you will have to get a purely religious divorce and I know religious leaders care that you stayed married. A religious leader would act as a consular in order to keep the marriage together.
Religious institutions have to recognized Civil Unions if they run a hospital, a school, or other such publicly funded services. I mean, that only sounds fair?
My mother always said there was a right way and wrong way of doing things. Well, let's do Civil Unions the right way.
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