Actually, in some states there is 'common law' support of couples who have been in committed relationships and cohabited for long periods of time. The gov't doesn't involve itself as fully in their marriage as it would with those with a formal legal license of marriage, but of course that is the choice of the couple not to marry and have that sort of arrangement. Gay couples NEVER have any kind of choice and no matter what kinds of legal arrangements they try to make, they usually are never enough or are unenforceable. The gov't interferes more with gay people and takes more of their hard earned money through taxation than they can protect themselves from whether they have kids or not. So they are hardly the freeloaders. Other way around.