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 hurdles.
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.
Indeed, “marriage” is actually a type of a Civil Union itself, owned, operated, and defined by the churches (going back to the BC religions I think).
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
Think about each of these: each is questionable in light of religious doctrines, but yet most are acceptable in our civil environment.
County-by-county democracy should be the mechanism that decides what types are -or are not- recognized by the government for purposes of … what is the purpose of registering our marriages with the government?