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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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15. "Letting the states decide" doesn't bestow the federal-level benefits
There are a number of rights granted by marriage at the federal level - immigration is a big example. Leaving marriage up to the states keeps same-sex couples from having equal rights even if they live in a state that has equal marriage.
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  -Not All Gay Couples Cheering Connecticut Civil Unions dwickham  Sep-30-05 02:51 PM   #0 
  - Until the country gets real about this  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-30-05 02:54 PM   #1 
  - Married until your partner dies  mitchtv   Sep-30-05 03:54 PM   #12 
  - Well that sucks  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-30-05 07:34 PM   #16 
  - it won't happen in Calif  mitchtv   Sep-30-05 10:11 PM   #17 
  - About inheritance etc and gay couples  Meeker Morgan   Oct-01-05 10:30 AM   #18 
  - The Connecticut civil unions only provide a fraction of the same rights  Siyahamba   Sep-30-05 06:45 PM   #14 
  - The legalities are NOT the same  Boomer   Oct-02-05 05:30 AM   #19 
  - I tend to agree  Beaver Tail   Sep-30-05 02:55 PM   #2 
  - Not marriage?  FuzzyDicePHL   Sep-30-05 02:57 PM   #3 
  - What is the difference between a "civil union" and a "marriage"  hughee99   Sep-30-05 02:57 PM   #4 
  - Civil union is a state sanctioned union, while marriage is a  NCevilDUer   Sep-30-05 03:11 PM   #5 
  - I agree with this.  Tamyrlin79   Sep-30-05 03:14 PM   #7 
  - Actually, marriage started as a property contract through the government.  benevolent dictator   Oct-02-05 04:13 PM   #20 
  - to name a few:  Tamyrlin79   Sep-30-05 03:11 PM   #6 
  - Thanks. n/t  hughee99   Sep-30-05 03:14 PM   #8 
  - civil unions aren't valid in any other state  dwickham   Sep-30-05 03:32 PM   #10 
  - "Letting the states decide" doesn't bestow the federal-level benefits  Siyahamba   Sep-30-05 06:47 PM   #15 
  - The biggest difference  TechBear_Seattle   Sep-30-05 04:04 PM   #13 
  - Civil unions nothing to dance about  downstairsparts   Sep-30-05 03:31 PM   #9 
  - Get the state out of the marriage business.  damntexdem   Sep-30-05 03:52 PM   #11 
     - A lot of people propose this.  Siyahamba   Oct-02-05 07:35 PM   #21 

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