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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The French government created civil unions 10 years ago for gay couples who wanted to legalize their relationships. The law authorizing these unions does not specify that they are only for gay couples. Last year about a third of heterosexual couples who might have opted for marriage chose civil unions instead. Seems like a nice alternative.

message 2: by Trevor (last edited Mar 22, 2009 01:50PM) (new)

Trevor I had never thought of it, but it is a very clever solution to what seemed an intractable problem. But then, I suspect it will do little to solve the problem, as really the debate is as much about gay bashing as it is about the sanctity of marriage.

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I honestly don't know what the big fuss is about gay marriage. About 20 or so years ago a guy friend told me that he had met a wonderful man and that they had gone off (I forget where) to get married. I was so happy for them and assumed that gay people could get married, or at least didn't give it much thought. Then all hell broke loose as some US states legalized gay marriage. I still don't get why some people get all worked up about it.

message 4: by Trevor (new)

Trevor In case I need to find this article again:

message 5: by Dor (new)

Dor Kaba If we are to accept and provide legal shelter to any type of desire small groups have we would finish by legalizing anything... if YES to gay marriage why NO to plurigamy (not that i defend this)???

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