Originally Posted by wave_crusher
Why shoudn't it be called marriage? So what your saying is that they can get married as long as we don't call it marriage. Wow, your the sexuality equivalent of a racist bigot...Although obamaship is pretty funny
Why not call all marriages, whether between a man/woman, man/man, woman/woman a Union, partnership, or obamahip? Oh yea, I forgot a man and woman getting married is sacred, right because THAT'S reason.
Originally Posted by kerryann
Instead of defining marriage by religious terms since it isn't why doesn't the secondary Abraham based religion get their own term. Did you miss the part about news getting married long before Jesus around so therefore we should let the Jews or whoever they potentially picked the marriage concept up define what marriage is? It's an inconvenient truth for the uneducated historically. The Jews also believed originally not one man and woman as so many claimed was the original intent but potentially one man and 10 women and I think if that man died his brother got his wives. Thank goodness Mike has no brother.
Also Adam and Eve weren't married but she was his baby mama.
I think you guys are missing a somewhat important point. There is a pretty large group of people that have an issue with it being called Marriage. Weather they are believers or not, they still are citizens of the united states. Their opinion is no less important then the Homosexual side's opinion. Most of us are willing to re-name our governmental definition to something different.
What effect will it have on any of us if we call it something different? Why does it have to be called a marriage? Nobody has answered that question. Just sarcastically blew it off as us being bigots. Personally, I think it's a great compromise. It would appear to be right in the middle of the issue for both sides. I think if we can make both sides happy, it's a win-win instead of having someone loose.
The Jews still couldn't marry the same sex. They could have multiple wives but they could also do alot of things, per the law of Moses, that we would think to be wrong with our 21st century thinking. When looking back at history you can't judge the actions of people 4000 years ago with the same morals and rules we have now. You have to understand the context of the people to understand why they believed what they did.
Adam and Eve were pre-sin. However, In genesis 2, just after God formed eve from Adam, Adam says "this is now flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." - Sounds like he's defining his commitment to Eve right there. In front of God. Making a Commitment before God to your spouse - A Marriage