The government should ignore the social/cultural issues around the term "married" by dissociating itself from that term. _______________________WIth no disrespect to anyone's lifestyle, the term will soon lose all meaning from a legal perspective, it just is not totally obvious yet. How can we really stop two sisters from marrying or a sister and brother, a father and daughter etc. Were your sibling ill, and you could cover them with your insurance, why wouldn't you? The issues that kept siblings apart are no longer an assumed part of marriage, so.....There really is no partnering that should or can be off limits, as the guide is two people that love each other. Why only two of course will also be problematic. This is a done deal, it is just a matter of the chaos in the meantime. Is this a hot issue due to the ACA? Chaos from as many angles as possible will be important for years to come in shielding Dems from blame on healthcare and all the negatives this will cause in healthcare will make it look like other issues than ACA itself are at fault. To those of you who believe there is not going to be huge financial implication of the gay marriage issue, I think you are crazy.