Should a state have the power to let its people decide how they want marriage?
I've always felt the government should stay out of people's relationships altogether.
When you go out on a date, the government doesn't sanction it. If you begin a mutually exclusive relationship with someone, the government doesn't step it to certify you are boyfriend and girlfriend or whatever. Even when you get engaged, the government doesn't put its stamp of approval on it.
But suddenly if you want to get married, you have to get permission from the government, obtain their license, and make it official under their umbrella.
This makes no sense whatsoever.
I do have a problem with calling it marriage. Thousands of years of human culture and tradition have universally defined marriage as between men and women. I'm not sure why that NEEDS to change now because of a vocal minority and "political correctness".
I agree - why does it have to be called marriage? Why can't it have it's own name?
For that matter, as I asked before, why are homosexual couples always striving to be exactly like heterosexual couples? If that's what they wanted, they could have just been straight.