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Old 2015-07-29, 23:20   #1521
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Originally Posted by Zeta-Flux View Post
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.
The way I see it, if I want a secular commitment I go to city hall and get a marriage license. If I want a religious commitment I additionally add on a religious ceremony. My needs are addressed. Why would we need a separate secular commitment only for gay people?
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