Originally Posted by Matthanuf06
I'm not trying to eliminate marriage from society, but rather from government. So really none of what you mentioned applies. You can still walk down and aisle. Or kiss your bride. Or brides for that matter. Whatever you want.
And I certainly do not want to destroy marriage because I don't want gays to marry. I want to destroy the government marriage business because the government has no jurisdiction over my private life. It's job is to enforce contracts. It's job isn't to discriminate amongst relationship statuses.
I understand that, but why would someone try to eliminate the legal organizing principle of our society from the most basic and important legal institution upon which it is founded? I understand that you are offended by the nature of some of the relationships that will be allowed, but no one will force you to partake of one. You need to get used to it. The government certainly does have jurisdiction over certain parts of your private life and this is nothing new or radical in the long history of human societies. If anything that jurisdiction is less than in ancient times, though what we call government was then the tribe.