I'll have you know that Alaska is a state that has same-sex partner benefits. It, however, is also a state that has a consitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of same-sex "marriage".<quoted text>
You must be of the Sarah Palin wing of Alaska,legal marriage and it's benefits is a government issue don't you think? A marriage license is issue with a stae seal by the government,at least it is in the rest of the 49 states you betcha
To answer your question, though, no, I do not believe states should issue licenses for marriage because I also believe if there was a fair tax system it wouldn't matter who got 'married'. Other benefits would be decided by the provider of the benefits, e.g., medical coverage under a spouse/partner group, individual, or employer insurance plan.
The government should get out of the business of marriage and, as I said, we wouldn't have this conversation at all. If the government wasn't involved, you and the homo community couldn't give two sh!ts about 'marriage'.