Okay, I've been trying to get my mind around the whole wringing of hands and shaking of fists and vows to pass an amendment to the Constitution to "defend the sanctity of marriage" crap that's passing for statesmanship these days. Shouldn't that little thing called "separation of church and state" that our forefathers (and mothers) sacrificed so much for make it clear to our elected officials that they CANNOT go 'round defending the sacredness or sanctity of anything?
John Kerry, while not exactly jumping on that particular bandwagon, has said he disagrees with the Massachusetts court and only supports civil unions for samesex couples. John, John, John...what are you afraid of? Let the churches work out what is sacred and let the government serve it's citizenry. You've bucked your own Catholic Church on abortion, they're already saving a nice, warm spot for you in hell. Besides, they don't even recognize civil marriage as marriage. That's right, buddy. People who go down to city hall to tie the knot in a civil ceremony are LIVING IN SIN, no matter what Uncle Sam says.
And what is the difference between 'civil marriage' and 'civil union' anyway? Does it involve Crisco oil?
But maybe Kerry was really saying what he seems to be saying here:
"I support equal rights, and the right of people to have civil union, equal partnership rights. I don't support marriage. I never have. That's my position."We don't need no stinkin' marriage!