Civil Unions – Why Marriage?

I support civil unions which have been legalised in Queensland, as they currently are in Tasmania.

The bill, introduced by deputy premier Andrew Fraser, allows same-sex or heterosexual couples to register their union with the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

“Queensland’s parliament has voted to lift the shackles of discrimination,” Mr Fraser said. (read the rest of┬áThe Age’s article here.)

If this is success for civil rights in that it removes “the shackles of discrimination” why do we need to redefine marriage?

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