Tuesday, March 21, 2006


IGF: Varnell, Paul. 'For Civil Unions.'

On Election Day (did you vote?), it seems appropriate to consider what the electorate will accept rather than what it should. Paul Varnell's piece on Independent Gay Forum makes a good argument that gays and lesbians would do well to start pushing for civil unions. As Varnell admits, there are a variety of reasons why civil unions are inferior to marriage, but they're still a start--and one that appears to get fewer people up in arms than outright gay marriage. And once people get used to gay couples having legal rights, they might begin to wonder why we don't have more. For once, a slippery slope that slides somewhere good!

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