Marriage is a binding union of a man and a woman for the procreation, nurture, and civilization of children, providing basic stability to society.
For this reason it is protected by the state which has a huge stake in the success or failure of this irreplaceable institution.
Changing the definition of marriage cannot change this fundamental truth.
Attempts to do so create serious mischief that destabilizes the family, indoctrinates young children in school and creates intolerance and eventually criminalization of any dissent.
These are the hallmarks of a totalitarian society.
Elizabeth Ward Nottrodt