- Posted May 10, 2012 by
Indian Lake, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Same-sex marriage: Civil right vs. states' rights
Gay Marriage is Constitutional Issue Only
On the other hand, civil unions are completely WITHIN the government's bounds constitutionally, and have been readily obtained for decades, via state-sanctioned unions conducted by a Justice of the Peace, ship's captain, or otherwise civil official. There is no need for any new law, only that gay unions be added to civil law, and that ALL unions, heterosexual or not, be given the same rights. Just don't call it marriage - that definition is reserved for religion alone.
The government should get out of the business of marriage entirely. As long as everyone has the same civil rights, this whole issue is moot.