Now who's being the pedant, I'm obviously talking from the perspective of Christians, the group that seems to form the majority of the opposition to gay marriage.
Can legal terms not be updated? Like they have been in other countries?
If you were talking from the perspective of a Christian then you wouldn't question the nature of God.
Legal terms can be updated but I'm pointing out that there is no analogy between the terms "marriage" and "relationship". You can't argue that because one isn't restricted to heterosexuals then the other one shouldn't be either/
Do you not think the term that the states use holds any importance whatsoever, especially when there is no real logic behind a different term other than the appeasement of groups that class their way of life as perverted.
If the term isn't important then why the need to change it?
Homosexual and heterosexual marriages are different enough that people see them as different. There is unlikely to be the consensus necessary to change this whilst they are seen as different, especially as most people don't care that much about what is a technicality, even lots of gay people don't care about this issue.
It's debatable whether Muslims pray to the same God. They certainly don't pray to the God as defined by Christians, the God whose thoughts and desires they believe that they know. Therefore, my original point stands.
They do most definitely, even Mohammed was clear on the subject. The early Christians saw Muslims as just another Christian sect.
Just not legally, just like the French Rugby League could have informally called themselves Rugby. Why be so bothered about legally changing the term?
Again this is not true, you can legally say that you are married even if you are not, telling lies isn't illegal.
You seem to be setting this up as a pointless debate, as if it is merely about a technicality. I disagree with this on grounds of equality but I also think that it has become more about the opposition themselves and the homophobia that still exists in society. The argument is about much more than just a technical term, it is about preventing bigots from forcing people that they don't like to live in ways that they like.
Yet changing the legal name won't make a jot of difference to anyone's lifestyle or legal rights. Homosexuals can already live their lives without worrying what various religions think.
After all, let's face it. Without a Christian opposition, it would have been legal long ago and it would have been caused marriage from the start.
I disagree, society in general was homophobic.