You know, sometimes it's hard to figure out just why certain oppressions exist. Sometimes it's easy- sexism exists because it creates a huge group of unpaid workers willing to do the shitty work of raising kids and cooking meals for no pay. But with the gay marriage thing, it's hard to figure out just why the powers that be are so reluctant to let people marry.
Until you look at the money.
The state stole everything they owned and auctioned it off. Everything. Gone.
And even when the state isn't straight up thieving, it's more expensive to be gay.
That's the point of oppression. It is always the point of oppression. It is not a side effect, or a bug. It is the reason oppression exists.
h/t to chicago dyke