In trying to get behind the arguments of gay marriage, I recently had a conversation with a conservative republican.
This was her side of things:
"We don't want to deny anyone equal rights. I'm all for insurance benefits, adoption and civil unions that give couples the exact same rights as marriage. I just don't want it called marriage. That word is already taken. It's something that heterosexual couples do. Find another name for it, and I'll support it. "
There is of course more to this discussion, but I'd like to hear initial opinions and thoughts, first.
Some of the things I brought up was that marriage was never between one man and one woman. It started off as between one man and a few young girls, or even little children. (That's still a marriage, though, because they are straight pedophiles!)
Anyway, how would you respond to this? What do you think?
Not that it would ever happen, but let's say the world got sucked into some alternate reality, where everyone would give universal gay rights IF they used the word 'civil union' or something other than marriage. Would you agree to it?