The law? Hardly. The vow binds a man and woman as husband and wife. The law's sole purpose was to protect the results of that bond. Women and children.<quoted text>
Yet you rely on the law to create your reality every day.
In fact, it's the law that binds you to your wife.
Without the law you'd be just another couple who has shacked up.
See how that works?
Throughout history there has often been no governmental involvement in marriage.
You are confusing a contract with a marriage. All ss couples need is a contract. Nothing sacred about that.