was his hatred of inherited power. I think that if he were alive today, he would also understand the evils of inherited wealth which leads to power. I am opposed to the conservative idea (supported by so many self-proclaimed liberals) that family matters and that wealth should be passed down. People should gain success as individuals, not as a member of a dynasty. So I tend to be leery of marriage and family when government puts their finger on the scale and enables spouses and children, grandchildren, to be given wealth. I don't deserve anything my father achieved, my wife achieves, and my children don't deserve anything I achieve. People should stand on their own merits, not on family connections. You can never have equality when people are born, or married, into a head start, aided by the government.
Off topic but simply a reason why my feelings about SSM, and hetero marriage, are part of a whole. Marriages add to inequality.