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Why Doesn’t Texas Have Civil Unions?

That’s the question asked by TexMo editor Erica Grieder, on her blog. After all, as generic propecia online

/why-texas-doesnt-have-civil-unions.html” target=”_blank”>Andrew Sullivan points out, 69 percent of Texans polled by the Texas Tribune “would allow some form of legal partnership.”

Grieder says supporters shouldn’t hold their breath:

If you were just polling elected officeholders, however, I bet you could easily find a 75% majority against gay marriage, and probably against civil unions for that matter. The usual reasons apply: years of Republican hegemony and Democratic torpor have created a situation in which the Republican primary is, in many cases, more important than the general election. The political battles are therefore being fought between the right and the far right. And both camps have reason to oppose gay marriage. The latter because they’re against it, and the former because–even if they’re not philosophically opposed to gay rights– public displays of moderation, or even disinterest, bring them nothing but trouble.

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  • Everlasting Phelps

    A not insignificant part of the problem is that the most vocal gay activists are also against civil unions. They are stuck on the world “marriage” and won’t settle for anything that doesn’t include it. The reality is that the extremists on both sides are against civil unions (whereas the libertarian in me wants the government out of the marriage business altogether and for there to ONLY be civil unions.)

  • gimmethewooby

    It’s long past time to get the state and federal government away from the term “marriage.” Everyone gets a civil union at the courthouse and then has the right to be married wherever they so choose.

  • LIBIntOrg

    Thanks for the article. For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ….

  • LIBIntOrg

    Thanks for the article. For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ….