Thursday, 23 February 2012

Queenslanders get to be butt-buddies

From today Queenslanders in same-sex relationships are able to register legally recognised civil unions. While thinking it's a step in the right direction, I also think it's still a bit of an insult to homosexuals. Like many social issues, South Park pretty much nailed the way I think:

Calling the relationships "civil unions" rather than "marriages" may not be as obviously wrong as "butt-buddies", but I can't help but think gay/lesbian couples may still have a right to feel slighted.

The government should, and probably eventually will, just make it "marriage" for all. The other possibility would be having the law only recognise civil unions, hetero- or homosexual, and leave marriage to the churches. Some liberal Christian church would likely perform a homosexual wedding, and we could all sit back with popcorn and watch the churches fight.

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