Reader: Civil union proposal like leftovers compared to a true marriage bill
In a recent post, Senator Pat Steadman discussed the challenges that stand before his civil unions bill, whose previous version failed to get out of committee after all its GOP members rejected it.
One of our readers isn't a big backer, either -- but for what appears to be a very different reason.
Honestly, I don't want civil unions. What I want is for my MARRIAGE to be recognized in every state I visit and especially the one in which I live and work. I want my MARRIAGE to receive the same benefits as my other married peers who happen to be straight. Civil Unions are a second class status and has no recognition under federal law. I know a lot say it's a stepping stone but to me, it's an insult and not good enough. I want marriage equality not second class leftovers.
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