Civil unions a subversive treasure

As the support for same-sex marriage grows stronger I’m realising what a great treasure civil unions are.  Central to their value has been the ability to subvert thinking about how and with whom we can be intimately bound to one another.

To point out that loving relationships are many and varied. To show that same-sex relationships can, like any other human bond, be about profound love, unquestioning support in times of trouble and deep friendship until death.

The added strain for same sex relationships is the institutionalized oppression of the society in which the relationship is played out.

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Sande Ramage: writer, speaker, teacher, priest and singer in training.


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