October 1, 1989…Denmark introduced what they called registered partnership, the world’s first, legal, modern, same-sex civil union.
marriage is not just a word for a state of couplehood, there are contractual rights and responsibilities
and “civil union” and “domestic partnerships” were the special rights that were not like British Common law marriage or formal marriage; it was a separate and different and lesser status
A rule that says “no bias” does not have exemptions and is not how law actually works: letters have spirit and intention
“Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there.
Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin.
Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday [1 October] to allow couples to wed on the first day it was legally possible.”
Germans celebrate first gay marriage
How about we say no?
No, it’s not okay, and no, you are not forgiven or excused