We have allowed the government the power to legitimize our heterosexual marriages and simultaneously gave the government the power to dissolve our heterosexual marriages.
Too many people are blinded by their opposition to other people’s personal choices to see the real threat we’ve created for ourselves by allowing the government to regulate OUR personal relationships.
If you want the right for government to stay out of your bedrooms and not have a say in what your god or gods command of you then you’d best support the same rights of all men and women to be free of that government interference as well, regardless of whether they believe as you do or not.
With the tyranny of the federal government reaching new heights, marriage records could one day become a database of targets. Any god given right the government has chosen to “regulate” becomes a right that the government can take away. In this sense heterosexual married partners (while enjoying tax benefits and other state recognized marriage perks) are in more jeopardy than same sex marriage partners that are not recognized by the state.
You don’t have to support or even recognize gay marriage to support equality. Equality is the removal of government recognition of a marriage, regardless of who the marriage participants are and regardless of their sex, race, or beliefs.