Skip to comments.What's the difference between Marriage and Domestic Partnership? Why Support Prop 8?
Posted on 11/01/2008 5:44:51 PM PDT by bdognet
Contrary to the assertions of the Prop 8 opponents, Gay Marriage has nothing to do with gay civil rights and everything to do with education, employee benefits, and religion. In the State of California, homosexual couples already have the right to legally join together. It is called Domestic Partnership... The law goes on to say that domestic partners have the same rights as married couples regarding separation, survivorship, child rearing and adoption. In addition, section h provides No public agency in this state may discriminate against any person or couple on the ground that the person is a registered domestic partner rather than a spouse or that the couple are registered domestic partners rather than spouses. Gay couples already have all the civil rights afforded to heterosexual married couples. So, whose civil rights get affected by gay marriage or the lack thereof?..
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