Originally Posted by benchmark00
That is a ridiculous question, and a very ignorant one. It's like saying if the government decriminalised murdered would I still have an issue with it.
My views on life are not dictated by the law, howevever my fundamental definition of what things are are based on previous historic definitions.
I am simply responding to your question of why it matters as long as all the 'privileges' afforded by the partnership are the same as marriage.
Historical definition is not, in my view, an acceptable reason to continue discrimination. Historically, interracial couples couldn't marry and you were changing the 'historical' definition of marriage when you started allowing it.
Now if you don't think straight marriages and gay marriages are the same, fine. But I'm just pointing out that by creating the difference in name, you are also creating a difference in meaning, and by extension, treating them differently in some way. You can't say they're the 'same' and then call it by different names.