This about sums up the problem and the solution: Chief Justice Roberts: ?If you tell a child that somebody has to be their friend,? Roberts said, ?I suppose you can force the child to say ?this is my friend.? but it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend. And that?s, it seems to me, what (supporters?) of Proposition 8 are saying here. All you?re interested in is the label, and you insist on changing the definition of the label.? As I have said a million times, the word marriage already has a definition. The government cannot hijack the word to redefine it. Simply change the government sanctioned union to "civil union" for hetero and homosexuals. Problem solved, everyone has the same rights and no one is changing the definition of words to suit an agenda. And you avoid later problems with lawsuits charging churches, pastors or priests with discrimination because they won't "marry" same sex couples.