Ragorn wrote:Teflor Lyorian wrote:Because it's not a right to have your special relationship respected. By anybody.
Actually, it is. And the "fight" is ensuring that everybody respects that relationship. Even people who don't want to :)
That may be your personal belief, but it is not a right granted by any US institution, a fact confirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
I furthermore see no reason to force people to recognize other people's special relationships without due cause. While I personally believe that due cause may exist for homosexual life partners to have special rights, I DO also see why many people do not. Forcing your views on other people is not only wrong, but it isn't a solution. All it does is alienate, divide, and polarize our communities and identities, which is why tyranny does not work.
It's pretty clear that rights granted to that particular special relationship will come in time. The best way to not only speed it up, but guarantee wider and better supported adoption is to act in good faith until the public decides that it must act upon it.