How come we cant just change civil unions so that they give the exact same benefits as marriage? When i think about it its really the name marriage that brings up all the conflict not the idea of what it is. When i say this i mean I surveyed a couple dozen people and none of them were against civil unions for gay couples but around half were against marriage. Why have i never heard about changing civil unions and only about changing marriage? If civil unions are changed and given the same benefits as marriage and civil unions are allowed for gay couples would their still be a problem?