As the thinking regarding gay marriage seems to be evolving, why can't a new word evolve also?
The new word is "sarriage." Men can "sarry" men, women can "sarry" women, and they can all have all the rights and privileges of those in a marriage relationship. To say that a heterosexual relationship is the same as a homosexual relationship is pure denial.
Carrots and peas are both vegetables but are not the same. Pears and apples are fruits but are not the same, hence the different nomenclature. One is not better than the other; they are just different, and there is nothing wrong with the differences.
Maybe the new word "sarriage" for same-sex couples would solve some of the dilemma regarding these two different types of unions.
Joan H. Sclafani