Originally Posted by jeepinRRT
Agree. I do see some validity to an argument against calling it "marriage" based on the idea that "marriage" has historical religious roots, but calling it a "civil union" or something reeks of "separate but equal". Fact is "marriage" has become more of a civil institution than religious, and everyone should be afforded the same "benefits" it provides.
Excellent point and prompted me to think of something I had not initially considered...
If Marriage is a relationship between God and the parties involved, are those that get married but do not practice religion or believe in God, not married?
EDIT: Why cant the Steves go get hitched by the local magistrate? No religion involved.