My friend (well, more of as a casual acquaintance on Facebook than an actual friend) had a status the other day congratulating another friend on her civil union to her longtime girlfriend. I think that’s a backhanded compliment. A civil union is an insult, not to mention an obsolete phrase. Call it what it really is… it’s a fucking marriage. You’re stuck in the past if you call it a civil union, that’s like saying that their love isn’t valid. They got married, not civilly united. If you can’t accept that, then maybe you shouldn’t be congratulating them. Don’t pretend that you’re for equality if you don’t consider it a real marriage. It doesn’t matter if the state still calls it a civil union, we all know what it really is. It’s a marriage.
Critically Rated at 3/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young