The gay marriage issue has nothing to do with social values, but a lot with values measured in dollars. Why do gays want the same marriage rights? Because the government created so many entitlements and tax discounts associated with family that being gay plainly means higher costs of living and more bureaucratic hassle. The question is, should we extend the current government interference into family matters to the homosexual relationships, or should we realize that we went too far and that we need to back off and eliminate all together most of the regulations and tax discounts intended to strengthen American families? On this occasion, one may notice as well that American families were strong before government took upon itself a task of helping them. After about fifty years of government help we have more than ever disintegrated American families. The best way of addressing the same sex marriage dispute is by divorcing government from the marriage issue.