"To favor one kind of contract over another instead of adjudicating and enforcing *equally* is a clear violation without 'compelling interest.' "
There is a compelling interest in favoring male/female couples in the institution of Marriage. That interest is perpetuating the next generation of humans. Something which a same-sex couple cannot provide. The government has an interesting in making sure children are tied to their mother and father for it is under that union that poverty is reduced, welfare dependency is abolished, and the change to seek higher education is increased.