Back when the government was functioning to protect our property and to define who belonged to whom, I was supportive of government's record keeping. Now that the US Supreme Court is trying to turn marriage into something unknown and murky, the only point left is to use this as a registry to dole out benefits to anyone who claims to be in a relationship.
Anyone who is on Facebook knows that there is a relationship status that can change as frequently as one wants to find other close friends. I saw a post that said, after changing your relationship status more than three times, it needs to default to "It's Complicated".
I was doing research on the Social Security Administration's website and found this:
Important Information for Same-Sex Couples
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
We are working with the Department of Justice to analyze the decision and provide instructions for processing claims. We will update this website as new information becomes available.
If you are a spouse, divorced spouse, or surviving spouse of a same-sex marriage or non-marital legal same-sex relationship
We encourage you to apply right away for benefits. If you disagree with our decision about your entitlement to benefits, eligibility for benefits, or payment amount, you should appeal.
So there you have it. The purpose of changing the definition of marriage was intended to drain the Social Security fund more quickly. When we allow people who are not actually married to receive marital benefits, the end result is that people will "get married" based upon what kind of monetary bonus is available.
It works the other way as well. When people discover they can extract more money from being in a divorced status, they divorce.
This is fraud. Yet, you can't blame the people for being smart. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the Congress who are charged with the duty of controlling their own created bureaucracies.
How could anyone ever think fornication is promotable or merits financial reward? If the Supreme Court jurists, who are supposed to be legally brilliant, are that blind, what can we expect out of our normal citizens?