What would marriage provide for a gay couple that they don’t already enjoy through civil unions and legal contracts?
Forced acceptance on the rest of society through force of law.
It's not about "protecting" or "granting" "rights" to anyone. It's about the ability to MAKE other people bend to their will and accept something they find morally reprehensible.
If I want to believe Sarah Palin and I are married and live in a castle on the moon, that's my right. The issue arises when I try to force you to believe it. That authoritarian impulse of the left rises its ugly head again.
How can “civil unions” be civil when it is defined by sodomy. There is no “right” to sodomy-—something which is not conducive to the “general welfare” of a civil society by any amount of twisting the meaning of the Constitution. The Constitution and Just Law is designed to promote “Virtue”, the necessary element in a free nation and the fundamental reason for social contracts, understood by all Founders of the Constitution.
To deliberately promote ideas which destroy civil societies, should be as illegal as promotion of killing babies-—both vile, inhumane and need to be abolished.
Exactly. The state's involvement in any union between two of its citizens is restricted to matters of law, not religion. Yet marriage is not solely a secular institution. Let the state have its say on the secular relationship, but let's not pretend that that relationship is a marriage anymore than a lease is a marriage between a tenant and a landlord.
Federal tax breaks.
The sodomites (who already have unions that are exactly like marriage in the eyes of the law), only want the word “marriage” used to define what their union is. In otherwords they only want to piss off normal men and women that are in a normal marriage. It’s all about screaming and hollering till you get what you want. Perverted, immoral sodomites want to be counted as being “married” just like normal people. Maybe if can figure out how a man can get pregnant from anal sex. Maybe Elton John knows.