I have written you earlier on this subject. This solution has evolved, to use a figure of speech, until now it is quite plain and quite appealing, I think.
Here now is the idea in the solution of the gay marriage problem. There shall be two civil unions, one between a man and a woman and called a marriage and the other between two men or between two women and which, for the lack of a better term, is to be called a monastery. This is our right as human adults, our right of union with at least one other in mutual choice.
Only two differences are to be recognized here, and both pertain to children. If a monastery or a marriage should receive children, then divorce between the couple of that monastery or marriage will not be permitted until the children reach the age of maturity. This is the right of a child, to be introduced into humanity and reared in a state of utter confidence in the stability of the family union. [When children are involved a marriage is to be referred to as a true marriage, and a monastery as an artificial marriage; or both may be called together a family union.]
Another right of the child is to be reared by both sexes in equality. Accordingly all children arising out of wedlock will be offered first to willing marriages and then next to willing monasteries and then finally to willing individuals. Children are not to be considered as though the property of their natural parents.
Philip McPherson Rudisill