- Heterosexual couples wishing to commit to each other will have two options: marriage or a civil union.
- Support for civil unions and same-sex marriage has been steadily dropping in polls.
- The state already has a statute banning recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions.
- A civil union and a marriage will be synonymous in law; there will be no difference.
- The law recognizes the civil union of gay couples but does not term the union a marriage.
- The civil union law is expressly designed to extend that same protection to same-sex couples.
- It lost the cause on the civil union legislation, but it stuck by the strategy.
- The status of civil unions outside of Vermont is very much an open question.
- The report says the purpose of the bill is to establish civil unions for different and same sex couples.
- To the extent that civil unions will duplicate marriage, then extending that privilege is clearly unnecessary.
- They have happily cited the European countries that have provided for civil unions and for marriage.
- If that is the case, then there certainly aren't enough votes to pass civil unions legislation.
- Not being a church-goer, I don't see any advantage marriage has over a civil union.
- The judge who heard their petition decided that he could recognize their civil union.
- We should acknowledge that marriage, civil unions, and de facto relationships are different.
- Marriage and civil unions simply make this consent explicit and concrete.
- It is worth remembering that we didn't get civil unions by asking for civil unions.
- Everyone who supported civil unions but not marriage is caught by your example.
- The Federal Marriage Amendment would not block a state from recognizing civil unions.
- Given that lengthy list, I ask how anyone can possibly say that civil unions are not same-sex marriages.