At 5/30/12 04:57 PM, Smittytheghost wrote:
Men play baseball, and Women play softball.
Now, if we're gonna make Marriage and Gay marriage,
Then I vote we rename softball to Girl Baseball.
Because that's what it is.
I hate to take your comparison so literally, but women can play 'baseball', and boys can play 'softball'.
Also, it's not so much the title of 'marriage' that makes gays want it, but the rights that come with it. Sure, you can have a 'civil union' and whatnot, but a civil union (in the United States, that is) does not have the same legal benefits as an actual man-woman marriage would. Gays can't have kids or do other things that would require an official legal marriage to do.
So, call it 'gay marriage', 'legal homosexuals', 'bromance', or whatever else. Gays still can't play with a real (metaphorical) baseball like heterosexual couples can.