August 13, 2004

Pathetic thinking patterns

I just don't get what the problem is with this civil union thing. I'm one of these white-middle-class-with-kids people that is supposed to be threatened by this change, and actually, I don't care so much. It just seems nice that other kinds of couples will have some formal way of stating that they ARE a couple. As I understand it the legal rights of coupledom got Cferred with the changes to the De Facto property act that was enacted last year, so the only change is that same sex couples and heterosexual couples that don't like the historical and religious baggage that comes with marriage can register themselves. What is the issue? How does this threaten marriage? If you don't like marriage now you don't have to do it, and you can still live together.

Oh well, perhaps I've just missed another plot...

Posted by Toni at August 13, 2004 01:15 PM