Colorado civil unions

Civil unions are scheduled to begin today in Colorado.  The Democratic Governors Association was obviously very excited about this historic occasion in the Centennial State when it tweeted the following:

colorado civil unions

There’s just one problem.  Civil unions aren’t equal rights.  The very fact that they are separate from marriage means they are not equivalent, otherwise it would be called marriage.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m excited for our brothers and sisters in Colorado who can finally be legally recognized as a couple.  And I do think it’s a momentous step in the right direction, especially after Colorado voters banned gay marriage a mere 7 years ago.  But the fact remains, as we’ve learned in the past, “separate but equal” is always separate and never equal.

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About justgngr

the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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One Response to Colorado civil unions

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. This is merely a step in the right direction toward equality. I hope our Colorado friends don’t stop here.

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