There is NO exchange of vows in a Civil Union, same as Civil Partnerships, neither are marriages. All it involves is filling in a form together and signing your names and the union is registered with the state. This procedure is usually completed at the local City Hall (Town Hall).
Most gay men don’t want to be in a marriage or “civil union.”
Another thing, don’t gay activists say that civil unions are bad? Marriage is the only option. But of course the RI senate and house is FILLED with democrats and liberals, they had to do something “to look” gay friendly and so that power hungry gay activists look as though they are doing something.
I assume thats most Gay men You know.
Regardless of that why should that stop the majority from having the choice.
The people You know may not want it but lets make it a choice for them too.
Nope. The majority of gay men have already made the choice: NO to marriage and YES to multiple partners and anonymous sex
I have split feelings on this. It’s good to see movement forward, but I can’t help but think this is a half-measure. Rhode Island is surrounded by a bunch of states (soon to include New York) that have marriage equality. So I think they’ll be back in 2-3 years to upgrade to marriage to Keep up with the Jones’s” as it were.
“The state’s law gives gay couples most of the benefits of marriage.”
Then they carry on about how we are Equal and we should accept what we have.
We are human beings just the same, pay taxes but…
Why should some human being be less equal than others?
Because they behave different from others. If straights thought that marriage was all about sex and multiple partners then yes you have a case, other than that you don’t.