NJ civil unions have “second class” status

Folks have been saying this for a while. Still, rather than just asking for marriage from the beginning, I still think it’s much smarter to push for civil unions, then work your way to marriage as society increasingly becomes accustomed to those civil unions (no locusts) and thus is increasingly willing to give gave couples more. It’s what the religious right does all the time. They don’t actually try to repeal Roe v. Wade, they slowly whittle away at it until Roe is just a shell of its former self. They gradually and incrementally approach their goal in a way that the public shrugs off and accepts because each small step doesn’t seem that big a deal.

Blue Jersey blog did some great Mac vs. PC ads about this issue months ago. Check them out:


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