I think it has more to do with equal rights concerning estate laws, health insurance, custody of children, and pretty much anything that any other couple in a long term relationship face every day. As it should. The religious stuff is a moot point. If you are a believer, you will believe whatever your spiritual advisor tells you is the "right" way to believe. I can't believe they are still trying to figure this out, and as someone said avoiding the real issues facing this country..