I’m not Christian and I don’t want a marriage. Everyone talks about how marriages are meant to be between one man and one woman per the bible. Well, I don’t read nor follow the teachings of the bible.
Yet, if I want the legal rights that go along with marriage in the US, I have to get married.
According to Wikipedia, in some jurisdictions, such as Quebec, New Zealand, and Uruguay, civil unions are open to opposite-sex couples.
My opposite-sex life partner cannot get on my health insurance plan at work. If my partner were of the same sex, they could. This is discrimination too. The ACLU says to forget about fighting it because I could get married if I wanted to. But I don't want to.
I’m all for same-sex marriage. I just think that whether gay or straight, we should be able to choose whether we want a civil union or a marriage, in whatever state we reside.