Civil Union Bill Gives Gays No Marriage Choice
BYLINE: Jaco Barnard
The Civil Union Bill is celebrated as a marvel because "we give gay couples the choice upfront on whether they want a civil union partnership or a marriage", Deputy Minister of Justice Johnny de Lange reportedly said on SABC.
I, however, count among those who abhor the Civil Union Bill as a monster. It seems gay couples are getting a great deal - a choice upfront between marriage and civil union partnership. My answer would be "If only". If only the Civil Union Bill did provide the choice De Lange is referring to. If only gay couples were given the choice to get married or to enter into a civil union. It is precisely because this bill generates the …
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Publication information: Article title: Civil Union Bill Gives Gays No Marriage Choice. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Cape Times (South Africa). Publication date: September 27, 2006. Page number: 11. © 2009 Independent News & Media PLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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