Glad you brought it up.<quoted text>
If heterosexual marriage is so important then why is there such a high divorce rate? Well? Still waiting...
If you look at when no fault divorce was instituted nation wide, you will find an immediate rise in divorce that is matched by a immediate and corresponding decline in child social healthy.
In other words, the depreciation of commitment hurt children. It only follows that dumbing down marriage to a friendship so ss couples qualify would only do the same.