Civil Unions For All
Let’s take the word “Marriage” out of all legal documents. We’re not gonna abolish the word, we’re not going to redefine the word, we’re not going to “shoe-horn” another meaning into the word, or open up the types of definitions the word can have.
Marriage will stay the same as it has for as long as it has had a meaning: “A union between a man and a woman.”
Now, let’s replace the word “Marriage”, with these words: “Civil Union.” We’re going to redefine that word, and we’re going to use it in place–legally–of “Marriage.”
Under the eyes of The Law; “Marriage” will have no legal standing, two people–a woman and a man, a man and a man, a woman and a woman–will from now on, legally, referred to as a “Civil Union.”
If religious people run to defend a word steeped in religious ritual and law, because of the word having great religious meaning; then that word has no constitutional place within our legal system.
In short, defending an entity within a legal standpoint using only a religious defense is unconstitutional.