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Old 2015-07-30, 02:20   #1522
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Originally Posted by only_human View Post
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?
Because marriage, as a social institution, isn't only about the commitment of two people. If it were, there would be no need to differentiate.

Try the following thought experiment. Assume that suddenly everyone that was straight turned homosexual and vice versa. Suppose those who were previously married were now in same-sex marriages, and vice versa. In other words, assume for the sake of argument, that there really is no difference between the two types of unions.

Would this have no impact on society? Would these new couples be contributing to society is exactly the same way they were before?
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