I already outlined why: so long as there are special financial/inheritance/health-c are/parental status given to married couples?<quoted text>True but, Why do we need marriage licenses any way? Isn't a license or a permit just paying people off in order to garner their permission to do something?
Also, it is the first link that I agree with the most.
Those rights >>must<< be made equal to all adults getting married, regardless if the religious bigots don't like that.
So that is why.