Evangeline argues the heterosexist position that L/G folks should accept civil unions instead of demanding marriage equality.
Not “Gay Marriage”. Gay marriage betrays a line of thinking that comes straight from Christo-fascism and right wing bigots. It is a framing aimed at making marriage equality appear as some sort of demanding of special privileges rather than equality.
When it is in fact the heterosexists who are demanding that their relationship be privileged over and above those of L/G people.
I have a modest proposal.
Civil unions for all. Get government and the whole matter of law out of the “marriage business”.
Give marriage to the those who make a ritual out of it. Make marriage without having signed the civil union contract into simply a ritual. Turn the issuing of the license into the actual civil contract that bestows the rights and privileges.
It is in fact the traditional way with the contracts signed before magistrates, dowries exchanged and finally a ceremony.
Or allow heterosexuals to opt for these proposed civil unions too cutting the religious institutions out of the role just as many poor and secular people do now when they marry at the court house in front of a government official.