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Old 2015-07-29, 23:02   #1519
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Originally Posted by only_human View Post
I see potential progress on a contentious discussion and I primarily hold back my own thoughts except for one thing:

To me "civil unions" reads like "colored only" water fountains. At no point in the discussion is any suggestion that it would be desirable to anyone who likes its secular nature or for any other reason; it is a "colored only" trough.
I believe your line of thought is one reason why the ERA nearly passed.

The "colored only" water fountains were a farse, designed to circumvent equality for all.

For me, this issue is different, because I openly propose that the two types of unions should not be treated the same. They serve different social purposes. Similarly, men and women are not fungible, and while they should be treated the same in many things, they shouldn't be treated the same in all things.

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