Exactly. If they felt there was a problem with arranging legal matters for gay couples, they could easily solve that problem by creating a domestic partnership, which wouldn’t even have to be gay-specific but could extend to other people, such as a pair of siblings living together, a parent and an adult child, etc. It would be simply to simplify the legal and financial situation of a household, which in theory was what gays were complaining about initially.
But calling gay partnerships “marriage” (and I have met gays, btw, who were really opposed to this themselves) is an attempt to destroy marriage and the family as a social institution that the state perceives as a rival to its power over individuals and convert them into nothing more than “citizens,” entirely under the control and disposition of the state.
Exactly. Which amazes me that so-called “libertarians” are so strongly in favor of something that increases the size of government over our lives, not limit it which I though libertarians were supposedly in favor of.