Yet one, same sex, is a recent invention, while the other, opposite sex, has be the sole understanding of marriage since before the birth of the Republic. The latter also possess the long standing cultural, social, sexual, and/or religious understanding of marriage as a union of one man and one woman as husband and wife.<quoted text>
Considering that there is NO such thing as "SAME-SEX" marriage.......you may have a point.......see, REGARDLESS of how much the media or people want to ASSume that there is this entity known as "SAME-SEX" marriage.....in reality, it's JUST a marriage that will either INVOLVE an opposite-sex couple(i.e a man and a woman) or a Same-Sex couple(i.e. 2 men or 2 women)........the State is ISSUING the SAME marriage license for both couples!!!
Simply because the state removed gender references from the marriage license, doesn't mean the two marriages are equivalent. The opposite sex couple are pronounced "husband and wife", and all the associate marital presumptions, expectations, and understandings that go with it.
A same sex marriage is simply a personal intimate relationship with a benefits package.
Why you insist on claiming there's no difference is puzzling. Is a male lesbian simply a lesbian who happens to be a man? A veggie burger simply a burger made out of vegetables?
You're kidding....you have to be. So because the state issues a marriage license to same sex couples, 2/3 of which are female, then suddenly the collective cultural, social, sexual, and/or religious understanding of marriage as a union of husband and wife, vanishes? Does the average person look upon two women, or two men, and think, "Gee...why they're just like a married husband and wife, but without the husband or the wife"?See ONCE folks start to realize that the State will ISSUE the SAME marriage license to ALL couples getting married that MEET the State's marital requirements.........this panic that you and others are trying to incite WILL more than likely go away and then this issue will be resolved and it will NOT be anything more than just the right to marry the person of one's choosing!!!
Embrace your difference....you don't have to prove you're not two women....society already knows that.