I have never met a group of folks mre detached from reality than you all. You keep calling it marriage, but it's not.<quoted text>
No one is saying they are.
No two marriages are equal any more than two incomes are equal. They just want to be treated the same by the government. Just as our vote is treated the same.
13 states and DC disagree with you. Soon the rest will too. What someone else calls their relationship doesn't affect your marriage in the least (well at least it shouldn't). Therefore there is no valid reason (compelling government purpose) to complain. Like the Supreme Court said: "You have no standing".
The case cannot be made that a same-sex relationship and a marriage are indistinguishable.
Therefore, the demand for "marriage equality" is invalid; it amounts to nothing more than same-sex partners demanding that they be allowed to label their relationship what they want regardless of the differences that exist in reality.
Our government has now complied and is coercing all citizens to do so as well. Without coercion, the face of "marriage equality" would not exist.
Some libertarians you are.