What are the differences between marriage and civil unions?
May 19, 2004 11:08 PM Subscribe
With all of this talk about Gay Marriage in the media, I was examining to myself why, beyond romantic reasons, Marriage is desirable. I know many conservatives say that civil unions are as far as gays should be allowed to go, but what are the differences between civil unions and marriage? I heard on the Simpsons (a reliable source) that a man can not testify in court against his wife, would this be true for those in a civil union as well?
posted by whoshotwho to law & government (16 answers total)