I don't really care about the word. But I believe fighting for the word increases the chances of getting the rights.The problem is not a problem with a word. The problem is the fact that gay couples don't have the same rights as straight ones. Focus on the rights, not the word. Who cares about the damn word? Give it to them, what the fuck ever.
Okay, if you want to go all Kantian on me.It is our DUTY to do whatever it takes to get rights to gays as quickly as possible. If this step helps (which it blatantly would, although I can't say how much), we have a duty to take it.