Can marriage be between two consenting, non-biologically related adults?
Does the governmnet have a place determining which adults can or can not enter into contracts?
Why does government think that limiting the actions of consenting adults to enter contracts is acceptable?
Because EVERYONE knows marriage is between a man and a woman...right....?
The government should not use marriage as the basis for determining who will receive government benefits and who should not. A civil license can and should be a license for two people to form a contractual union in the eyes of the state. If a couple wishes to get married, they can find a church and have their union blessed by a religion.