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08/09/2011

Audio: 'Civil unions not marriage': Social conservatives make our case

by Jeremy Hooper

Their intentions are quite different. But really, radio host Janet Parshall and her guest, Thomas More Society lawyer Peter Breen, could be arguing for our side with this take on civil unions and their inadequacies under law:


*SOURCE: In The Market with Janet Parshall, 8/8/11 [Moody Radio]

It's what we've been saying for years in states like New Jersey: Civil unions are not enough. Marriage is what the states, nation, and world understand, and anything less than full marriage equality stops short of what is right and fair under the law. So in states like the aforementioned New Jersey, where equality was the court's demand, Parshall and Breen are only helping us make our legal case, regardless of their theological reasons for doing so. Hopefully they'll be as forthright when that state's pro-equality team goes to the courts on this very matter.

Though of course I'd never say civil unions constitute "nailing Jell-O to the wall." Much more like putting a temporary filling in a cavity, a protective step while we all wait for the golden crown.

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