Really? Marriage as it stands today in the majority of states isn't defined as you've put it above, the federal DOMA is still law, many states have amended their Constitutions defining marriage to one man and one woman, where is this "two people naming the other irreplaceable" nonsense coming from, did you make that up? Cause, that's not the definition of marriage and we both know it.Marriage, as it stands today, is a contract between two people who name one another irreplaceable to each other and so united that the law treats them as one.
It isn't oversimplified, it's accurate. Two men or two women entering any city aren't going to be asked about orientation. Aren't going to be asked about children. They're going to be denied based on gender. Period. As far as the law is concerned the discrimination is based on gender, perhaps have your gay rights leadership focus on that fact, the 0-31 record in referendum proves the 'gay rights' argument isn't flying.The rights most certainly are NOT afforded equally despite the mindless repetition of that grossly over simplified statement above.