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Not equal to marriage.
In every aspect, ss couples will only ever be a mutually sterile, pointlessly duplicate gendered half of marriage.
No manipulated law can make a fake, manufactured couple marriage.
Perception IS reality. If the two partners perceive it as a real marriage, if their adopted children perceive it as a real marriage, if the law recognizes it as a real marriage, and the community around them perceives it as a real marriage, then for all intents and purposes, it IS a real marriage.