In the eyes of God, and from my viewpoint, you need your love and commitment for one another.
The piece of paper . . . well, that’s man’s law people, not God’s law. The only thing that piece of paper truly does is guarantee a tax break. Yeah, big whoop.
So, what everyone - well, not everyone, only the narrow minded stuck in the dark ages people - is truly fighting for as they deny equality to fellow human beings is, yeah, you got it, a tax break. Woo-hoo! Boy, puts things in perspective doesn’t it?
Seriously, people, what's the big deal? I've been with my partner for 17 years and we're probably more married than most heterosexual couples out there. Heck, we have a longer relationship - i.e., marriage - than most heterosexual couples out there.
We love each other, we're committed to each other, we've shared the ups/downs of this crazy life together, experienced joy and sorrow, life and death, and so many other things . . . and we're still together. We are, well, married, no matter what the narrow-minded, alleged Hitlerites have to say about it.