This week is an interesting week in the Supreme Court. In light of the cases related to non-straights, I would suggest that this is as good a time as any to investigate the libertarian philosophy of governance.
I sympathize with those among us who are relegated to the proverbial back-burner of the civil rights movement. What's more, is I was incensed when I went to apply for my marriage license. There is no justifiable reason that the government should need to approve, sanction or profit from my union with my wife.
The government unfairly treats married and single people differently under the law. This is another situation in which the government has tried to sculpt social behavior and it is time we stood up and said we won't have it any longer.
The only thing that should have ANY involvement from government in relation to people joining together as a couple is contract enforcement. A marriage is at the least a social contract between two people. If a church wants to "marry" two people, then that church should do so. That ceremony should not change anything with regards to taxes or other relationships to the government. The two should be completely free to sign a binding contract with each other to provide a legal status as next of kin or family. The government should only be involved if a bound couple should seek to dissolve their union and only as the legal arbiter of the contract signed by the two parties.
This all boils down to the non-aggression principle of libertarianism. You should be free to do whatever you wish, so long as you do not initiate an aggression upon another person. Freedom is only as scary as you let it seem. Look at the records of your representatives in government at all levels and always vote for more freedom, never for less.