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  •  I think it WAS the civil unions that ended up (3+ / 0-)

    pushing a lot of people towards marriage equality.

    Not just the failure of civilization to collapse.

    The churches performing lifelong commitment ceremonies, having to deal with the fact the state recognized some of the ceremonies one way and others another.

    The pain-in-the-butt language difficulties involved when 'partner' can mean a long-term relationship with OR without legal entanglements and there's no way to tell which is which without asking pointed questions.

    Dealing with relationships that really were Everything But The Word and getting fed up as observers.

    I have a friend from college in a British civil partnership. A LOT of our mutual friends have gone to using marriage language instead of partnership language, even before the transition to marriage equality was certain over there, because so many of us have either gotten fed up with not acknowledging what their relationship functionally already is OR are fed up with having to carefully explain that YES they are as good as married and not just dating for a very long time.

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