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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    So you're advocating a government that regulates vocabulary.
    No. The word vocabulary infers that multiple terms or the language generally will be affected.

    I'm advocating recognition of the distinction between civil and religious unions, and the use of different words to reference the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    So you're advocating a government that regulates vocabulary.
    Can we ban the word "sopping"? Don't walk in here with your sopping wet clothes! What, is soaking not good enough for you?
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I'm advocating recognition of the distinction between civil and religious unions, and the use of different words to reference the same.
    Then you should be against any legal institution called 'marriage'. Be consistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Can we ban the word "sopping"? Don't walk in here with your sopping wet clothes! What, is soaking not good enough for you?
    Compromise -- "Soaping"? *hopeful*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Then you should be against any legal institution called 'marriage'. Be consistent.
    I am against the legal institution being called marriage, that's what this whole thing has been about.

    Holy rite of matrimony = marriage

    Civil Union = what ever word you want except ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Compromise -- "Soaping"? *hopeful*
    Soaping is fine. Just don't use sopping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I am against the legal institution being called marriage, that's what this whole thing has been about.

    Holy rite of matrimony = marriage

    Civil Union = what ever word you want except ^
    Well, that has been everything but clear. I was under the impression you wanted two legal institutions, one for straight people, called marriage, and one for deviants, called civil union (or whatever).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Well, that has been everything but clear. I was under the impression you wanted two legal institutions, one for straight people, called marriage, and one for deviants, called civil union (or whatever).
    The only difference between the two legally (besides the name), is that one occurred in a church and the other did not.

    If the legal institutions were different, I would worry about the equality between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    The only difference between the two legally (besides the name), is that one occurred in a church and the other did not.
    Actually, if a church performed a ceremony that resulted in the creation of such a legally binding contract, it should seen as both a marriage and a civil union, the marriage being the religious voodoo, the civil union the important part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Actually, if a church performed a ceremony that resulted in the creation of such a legally binding contract, it should seen as both a marriage and a civil union, the marriage being the religious voodoo, the civil union the important part.
    Given that the institutions would be legally equivalent, the court would see both as civil unions functionally, but call one marriage and the other something else.

    There would obviously be religious documentation reflecting the establishment of a marriage under the holy right of matrimony, but that doesn't involve the legal system in any way.

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