I agree with you about a separate word being used. That is the whole point of my objections to gay unions. I want ALL people to be able to secure what ever legal security they can have, and whatever tax advantage they can have (stick it to the man, so to speak) and above all protect whatever children are involved with these types of families. I just don't want their unions (whatever they are called) to have the same significance as ours, especially if ours were church weddings.
Sorry about the Greek Orthodox Church wedding rejection. Yes, that is the way it is. I hope you still went to the bazaar for the baklava though! The Arabic coffee is good too!