1. The state could treat married and unmarried people the same.1. The state has to deal with the contract implications of a pair of married individuals doing business as a single unit with other entities. Because the state deals with contracts between all sorts of entities.
2. The state has to deal with the fallout of failed marriages.
3. The state gets to deal with the fallout of the death of one of the couple (wills, etc.).
This doesn't mean the state has reduced marriage to a contract, although a ZOG probably would just because.
You can still get married and not get a license--is the state going to stop you? **--but good luck with that when it comes to things the state is involved with (see above). And if your cheatin' wife leaves you and takes the children, you're going to form a church posse to get them back amirite.
** do you realize there are polygamous Mormon sects still doing their thang?
2. Why does the state need to care about failed marriages? If a husband and wife spilt up, it really doesn't concern the government.
3. You don't need to be married to create a will. Also, wills are quite easy to create unless you have a lot of various assets or want to add unusual provisions. If you get married and the government is not involved, it would be a good idea to create a will.
Yes, I know some people have several spouses. I just think that getting the govt. out of marriage will actually make marriage more sacred and simplify things. People should be getting married to form a strong relationship bond, not for the purpose of having the chance to win the lottery in the future if one decides to divorce the other one. Right now, the govt. has made a mockery of marriage and just scared a lot of men away from it due to unfair divorce laws.