Originally Posted by Row6
I understand your position but still maintain it is a needlessly confusing and a half baked radical solution to a problem that doesn't exist, unless we consider the hurt feelings of some about things that don't concern them to be a problem. No one will force you to marry a man. At some point rules may change and not everyone likes it. Get used to it.
As to some problem with the government's traditional recognition of marriage, there is none to be solved, except again for these same hurt feelings. The benefits of encouraging citizens to form families are too obvious to bother even enumerating, and the governments role of providing the means and/or venue for the enforcement of disputes is also too obvious to bother listing.
The feelings that are going to be hurt are going to be those of the ones who are discriminated against by private entities on account of not being in a "heterosexual marriage." If you're saying "get over it to them" then I don't have as much of a problem with what you are saying, but if you are intending on forcing a private entity to treat a homosexual marriage as a heterosexual marriage, then I don't think you have the right to push that on another. Again, see my example above about the house for rent.