Thanks dad for the thought.
Just a little taste:
Liberal-minded Americans should like this proposed arrangement because everyone
gets treated the same, and the state deprives no one of his or her rights based
upon sexual orientation. If a gay couple is denied the right to marry, it would
only be because their religious community denied it, in which case they could
turn to a church or synagogue that would consecrate their marriage.
Conservatives should like the arrangement because religious institutions will
not be forced to recognize relationships that they feel are contrary to the
teachings of scripture. Nor will they be forced to call something "marriage"
that to them plainly isn't. At the same time, the proliferation of domestic
partnerships would create more familial and financial stability.
enjoy the read.