Heavens no, and a heterosexual couple is obviously not the same as marriage. Couples and marriage are two entirely different things, Kunty.<quoted text>
A SS couple is obviously not the same as marriage.
However, two non-related consenting adults of any gender in a loving relationship with a civil or Church ceremony DO make a marriage.
Yup, it's just that simple.
Troll on, Kuntymary.