I can't understand all the commotion about gay marriage in the USA today. I know there is some political motives for it but WHY would the gay community want government as a 3rd party in their personal relationship??? I mean at a time when even the vanilla folks are avoiding government sponsored legal marriage... U.S. marriage rate continues to decline - UPI.com ...this gay marriage issue seems outta place & outta time. In the D/s-B&D/S&M Leather lifestyle Doms/Dommes collar their subs(submissive's) in a collaring ceremony to let other Doms/Dommes know that their collared subs are spoken for, like ... "hands off'. No bogus government documentation, no license, no blood tests, no attorney/divorce costs etc. I personally know of one polyamorous bi-Domme that has been in a collared relationship with her 1st sub for 11 years now. Recently(within last 3 years) she collared two more subs. The Domme told me their four combined incomes(they live in one house) totals just over 200,000$. She was laughing when she said... "We hardly pay any taxes because we are not legally married so NO MARRIAGE PENALTY TAX!!!!!!!!!" My question is WHY would some in the gay community want to be legally married when it will only beat them up financially & leave them open to the ever present family law attorneys lurking in the future???