The libertarian in me wonders why the State cares about marriage at all. From the perspective of the State, a marriage is nothing but a contract between two persons. It can be dissolved as easily as it is negotiated and has no real meaning except as it can be enforced.
The Christian in me returns to the teachings of Jesus, who told us in Matthew:
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”Jesus is talking about divorce here, but He was careful to talk about a man and a woman. If you believe, as I do, that the institution of marriage was instituted by God, then our President is on shaky ground if he tries to tamper with it. May God have mercy on his mortal soul.