The Cardinal also argued that it is not the government’s place to determine what marriage should be
Exactly! The government should NOT define marriage beyond the barest minimum (“two people in a committed relationship). But more important, THE CHURCH SHOULD NOT DETERMINE WHAT MARRIAGE SHOULD BE, either! Not everyone is a member of the Catholic Church.
And no place in that article does it spell out what those “unintended consequences” might be.
More fear-mongering and pouting because they don’t get to control everybody else’s life.