Many articles have been written about the recent passing of the marriage equality bill in Washington. Nearly all of them point out the freedom which this law will bring to those seeking a gay marriage, but none highlight the consequences or talk about the purpose of the government passing this bill in the first place.
Our legislators have not thought this through. In the act of redefining marriage, they will in turn redefine the family and the culture around them.
What is the purpose of marriage, and why does the government even recognize it? When the state legally recognizes a …