da5id: Sorry, kyhwana2, but I don't agree.
Marriage is very much about family and the raising of children.
If marriage were just about the love and romance aspect then Government wouldn't have any interest in it at all. People could be free to love whoever they wanted and however many persons they wanted. Government doesn't care about romance.
As it is, the State does take an interest in marriage for the ONLY reason that a married couple or family is the best place to raise the next generation. Marriage is an institution that benefits society in a way that no other relationship do
Marriage is not a prize or a trophy that means you've crossed the finish line of romance and that you've made it. That isn't it's main purpose.
So, why not allow poly marriages then? Surely more than two parents are better than just two.
As for the government being involved, lets just do away with marriage all together and simply have civil unions, where celebrants aren't allowed to do "marriages".
You seem to be unaware of defacto couples (and defacto relationship laws) raising children. Are you implying that the government should force them to be MARRIED?
What about children that are abused by parents who are married?
If marriage is about children, how come infertile people are allowed to get married?