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If I were a California legislator right now, I'd be drafting a bill to get California out of the "marriage" business, and convert all California marriages into "mawwiages." While marriage is defined consitutionally as between a man and a woman, the government should have no hand in this discriminatory practice.

And imagine the floor speech. "Mawwiage... is what bwings us togethew... today..."


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Nov. 5th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for giving me something to smile about, at least for a moment. It's a shame to feel so good about the presidential race and still not feel like celebrating.
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
A word is just a noise we assigned a meaning to.
You put the finger on it. The issue isn't about contracting a partnership but about who gets to own a word. Make the word go away and the problem should go with it.
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Nov. 5th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: A word is just a noise we assigned a meaning to.
For me (I don't wish to presume to speak for crs or bink), that's not at all the point.

Would I like to wave my magic wand and make individuals okay with the concept of homosexual marriage? Sure. I'd also like a pony.

Would I like to see the CA legislature abolish the concept of legal marriage and add a new concept of civil unions, available to all, thereby bypassing Prop 8? Sure. Do I think that this legal jumping-through-hoops will change anyone's mind? No, of course not.

But in my "do I get a pony?" land, what I'd like to see the CA do *first* is to amend their stupid Constitution to require a supermajority, sustained by sucessive ratifications, to amend it. I mean, c'mon people. :)
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
get CA out of the marriage business, civil unions for all!
marriage (or Mawwiage) is what happens in a church and is separate from the state.
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
marriage (or Mawwiage) is what happens in a church and is separate from the state.

This is incorrect, if you look in the dictionary. Matrimony is what happens in a church. Marriage can happen between many different entities, including businesses.
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
But marriage doesn't have to be religious. People get married with a justice of the peace, or a friend, or a family member. It means something, and has the weight of history. That's a big deal. Words matter. And it should be available to people who consent to it. I don't like plans that decide to invalidate *anyone's* marriage, even if, and perhaps especially if, it's trying to point out the unfairness of the system. The answer to unfairness is to fix the unfairness, not to make it worse.
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