Are the bans on gay marriage religious?

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    That's seems an honest answer, so I'll ask an honest question. What benefits do you attribute to government's involvement in the institute of marriage, with the follow up:

    Could any of those benefits be provide for by markets and our court system/contract law?
     
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    Our court system IS "the government".

    Contract law is enforced by "the government".

    What other "government involvement" in marriage are you talking about?
     
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    Did it ever dawn on you why the government was involved in marriage to begin with?

    It's not like government involvment has been around as long as the institution of marriage has.

    Government involvment evolved as our society changed. It became necessary for government to step in when certain legalities developed regarding divorce and death of spouses. Legalities regarding children as well. The financial aspects of marriage are plenty. There is no way government cannot be involved in marriage in today's society.
     
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    Marriage has always been a legal issue. It can be no other, unless you wish to abandon all the protecions it gives to both husband and wife and to the children.

    If your "private" contract was violated who would you get to enforce it and/or impose penalties?

    The state of course.
     

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