Originally Posted by silentstriker
Or the ones about stoning your daughter. You can pick all sorts of things. AFAIK
, homosexuality isn't really covered in the New Testament.
Well there was legislation against interracial marriage too. Doesn't make it right.
If it's the same, why give it a different name?
Obviously I'd take civil unions over nothing, which is what exists in many cases in the US, but it's not marriage and the push shouldn't be over unless it's called marriage. As BoyBrumby alluded, if an interracial couple had the same rights, but were labeled something different, there'd be an outcry. And people forget: they used to quote bible passages for their opposition to interracial marriage too. Then it became terribly not-PC to be against that, and it kind of went away.
Hopefully the same thing happens with gay marriage eventually. Obviously civil unions would be a nice start, if they existed in all the states in the US - it's great that other countries already have them.
The same argument applies, if they're the same in practicality, why does it matter if it's a different name?