what about this?

it seems like the issue of gay marriage is wrapped around the “rights” that married life allows. What if the govt got out of the marriage business altogether, and instead ALL couples (or triads, or…) applied for “partnership status”, which would then be the basis for hospital visitations, etc. It’s silly to make a distinction that hetero couples can be “married” and homo couples can have “domestic partnership”. It’s ALL partnership, and it’s not up to the govt to decide who can have it and who can’t.