In America our fundamental spousal construct is the marriage. The problem is that marriage is a religious concept, not a civil concept. And because our Civil State has adopted a Religious Ceremony as its fundamental spousal construct, other spousal-wannabe’s are running into walls.
The solution: remove Marriage as the fundamental spousal construct, and replace it with the Civil Union.
This opens the door for many types of Civil Unions.
As it turns out, Marriage is a type of a Civil Union, so its ceremony will remain in tact, and unaffected by the civil union debate taking place in our democracy. The churches own Marriage: it is theirs.
Other possible types of Civil Unions:
- the Las Vegas Elvis Civil Union
- the bungee jumping Civil Union
- the captain-of-a-ship Civil Union
- the gay Civil Union
- the human-mannequin Civil Union
… all of which are questionable in light of the religious doctrines that created marriage.
But in the hands of county-by-county democracy, who knows.