A new civil unions bill would get the state of Minnesota out f the marriage business entirely, leaving marriage (for gays and straights) to the churches. KAAL reports:
A new version of the civil union bill is said to go for its first reading Thursday at the Minnesota capitol. It would make civil unions for everyone, gay or straight, and leave the term marriage specifically for churches. We spoke with Democratic Representative Kim Norton who just recently took her name off of the original civil union bill. She says it was because the language still treated gay and straight couples differently, and the new bill would redefine marriage in the state, as a civil union for all couples.
So where are we now in Minnensota?
That definition of marriage has been a constant battle at the state capital. There’s a bill in support of same-sex marriage, one suggesting civil unions for gay couples, and now a bill putting civil unions in place of marriage for everyone.
Sounds like an attempt to muddy the waters.