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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-08-08 02:27 PM
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32. It is not a battle over semantics.
Edited on Sat Nov-08-08 02:32 PM by Pithlet
Marriage is not a religious union. It is a legal contract. That is a fact. That many people ascribe a religious meaning to it means nothing legally. It means nothing with regards to civil rights. I'll repeat those points again because they're that important. It means nothing legally. It means nothing with regards to civil rights. Got that? Good. That bigots want to erroneously use the argument that marriage is a religious union for some people as an argument to deny a group of people their civil rights means nothing legally. It means nothing with respect to civil rights. That anyone even wants to give them an inch on this infuriates me to no end. It is their problem. Not ours. I'm married. I'm not civil unioned. A group of people being denied their civil rights want to be married. They don't want to be civil unioned. AND IT'S NOT SEMANTICS. It's civil rights. You're not taking that away from me, and you're not taking that away from them because you're weak kneed for the fight. Neither are they because they're bigots. You want to argue that it's the only way we'll win the argument? I say bullshit. They'll be dragged kicking and screaming anyway.
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