Stop with the re-definition of terms. If you want to call it a right or something that the government "can grant" (which means the government can take away also) then stop shot cutting it and have the government define what a union is between same sex couples. It is NOT marriage. Have it be defined and then ruled on. If the government really truly wants to grant special considerations to one group (based on behavior) then do it. We are already on a slippery slope, so define carefully. Be prepared though because polygamy is likely next after all if a man and a man or a woman and a woman can marry why not a man ant two women or two men and a woman?