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  •  But that was the law before (1+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows

    In re Marriage Cases.  Cal Legislature adopted civil unions with pretty much all the rights of marriage.

    •  But not all rights (1+ / 0-)
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      I've mentioned it before, but my hubby and I can't be "unioned" in California because we don't live together (for multiple reasons). This is a fundamental difference: we can live in separate states and be married, but we can't do that and be unioned. Thus, we are separate AND unequal.

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      by Redbear on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 11:35:47 AM PST

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    •  California doesn't have civil unions (0+ / 0-)

      It does have a very strong domestic partnership registry which has been claimed to be equivalent to civil unions and civil marriage, yes.

      What some people miss is that when the day comes that states' same-sex marriages are recognized by the federal government, civil-unioned and domestic-partnered pairs are not going to be included in that recognition.  And recognition of a marriage by federal law comes with certain benefits and rights that don't come on the state level, so it's not just about the name.

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