like i said before im not religious.
someone please tell why we cant give them all the benefits with a different ceremony?
Because even naming something different is creating a distinction and can lead to continued discrimination. Much like it already has, with "civil unions"(which dont get the same benefits because they arent "marriage") and "seperate but equal" for racial equality. Its. All. Failed. Why repeat the same mistakes over and over again?
People should have the right to have a ceremony in anyway they wish. Thats called freedom.