I will say it AGAIN... and I've posted this a few times, lately. All the "government should get out of marriage business" is sour grapes BS from the anti-SSM crowd. You never heard this 100 years ago, 50 years ago, or 25 years ago, or at least no where NEAR as much as you hear it now. You hear it because anti-SSM people see the writing on the wall. SSM will become the law of the land at some point in the near future, so anti-SSMers figure they should take ALL the toys away rather than having to live with that. I'm SURE there are folks who actually do believe it, but I'd be those people are few and far between. Most fit into the category that I have outlined in this post.