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Personally I think it is looking increasingly likely that a change in the marriage laws would be defeated in parliament. Despite wide spread support among the general public and a whole bunch of state labor party people lobbying for a big debate at the National conference in Sydney I think we will be offered the more politically pallatable option of getting civilly unioned.
So if the law is changed to allow civil unions would you want one? Would you get one? Why and why not?
Personally I don't want to get unioned, I want to get married. So in the absence of marriage would I get unioned? In principle no I wouldn't...but...yes there is a but and her name is Riley and she is 6 years old and at the moment her only legal tie to her non-biological mother is a parenting order that expires when she is 18.
If a civil union provided my partner with presumptive parenting rights for life then we would seriously have to consider the legal benefits to Riley and Jo in having a union. In which case I think we would treat it more like a legal contract than a celebration and affirmation of our love and committment and consign it to our lawyers office like all our other necessary legal activities.
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