Same Sex Marriage and Nomenclature


Freddie deBoer used to blog at, and may again someday. Now he blogs here.

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  1. raft says:

    i haven’t followed your posts on gay marriage closely so sorry if you’ve laid this all out before. But would you support doing away with government-sanctioned marriage altogether? Replace with “civil unions” that are the legal equivalent, except broadened to include every type of human relationship–so if me and my bachelor pad roommates want to enter a civil union and get hospital visitation rights, we can do that. Eliminate tax breaks and only allow one designated person to have access to traditional monetary benefits. If necessary, impose certain costs (i.e. a license fee) on the civil union contract to prevent abuse.

    basically the idea is to detach the concept of family from outdated notions of gender and genetics.Report

  2. Freddie says:

    Glad to see you migrated over here, raft. I have indeed become somewhat enamored of this idea lately. I mention it briefly here.

  3. matoko_chan says:

    I don’t know…..from the Lieutenant’s description, I was hoping for something a little more….subversive.
    A particular type of citizen family cannot be discriminated against.
    Marriage is membership.Report