For that matter, if the goal is simple equality, and not to demean the tradition of male-female marriage, why not propose a protection of marriage act like this:
Any two people have the right to declare full and complete commitment to each other and no law shoall discriminate between pairs. The only restriction to the right to pair shall be the ability of each respondent to make a free and adult commitment.
Existing forms of pairing, including marriage as defined by social and religious traditions, shall be protected as having whatever rights and privileges accorded under the right of association.
Some will object saying that no discrimination should ever be allowed. I disagree, Our Constitution recognizes the right of association as long as it does nto conflict with equality of opportunities in the public sector. The existing laws in re public accommodation should be adequate to deal with anything more onerous.t.