Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
Sometimes I wonder whether the struggle to make gay marriage legal is the right approach.
Is marriage a legal matter or is it a religious matter?
I think it might be better for marriage equality if the government simply issued licenses for civil unions to any couple requesting one. Only the government could issue the license, not priests or other religious figures. The government would be in charge of the legal matters. The religious organizations could then perform marriages according to their own preferences and customs.
A majority of people in this country support legal rights for gay couples. The problem comes with marriage which is religious in background.
Maybe separation of church and state would gain us more than fighting for gay marriage state by state. Maybe that is where our energies should go.
And they've tried Civil Unions in NJ and more than 10 % of couples have had to SUE to have their piece of paper recognized. Gee. Do straight couples have to do that?
I don't think so.
It's about MONEY and RECOGNITION. It's about being able to take care of the person you love. Recognition in the eyes of the God you don't or do believe in.
It's about LOVE.
The RIGHT to LOVE.
Of course you know this. I just don't know what you are losing your NERVE.