To be clear: neither those who love to steal, or who love telling lies, or who practice sexual immorality of any kind will be granted salvation. (I didn't write Revelation 22:15) I say this fully knowing that many of the participants of this socially conservative forum are living with a “significant other” but are not married to them. (so guys, why not just get married if you are acting like you are married?)
If anyone looks at the arguments being made by the Soddomite Lobbby about allowing them to “marry” (in the eyes of the State, not in God's eyes), most of their points go back to the tax exemptions and benefits that government offers to married couples. One of the main roots of gay marriage is the Income Tax Code!
When we allow government to exempt married couples from a tax, government naturally will take it upon itself to define who is married. Because of the power of the State and its pervasive nature, it is natural for the State's definition of marriage to prevail over the Scriptural and cultural definition.
In short it is time to get government out of the marriage business. Why should I allow government to permit or forbid me to be married. Government must only be allowed to recognize the status that I inform them of. As must as I object to the idea the homosexuals can “marry”, whatever they do in private that is peaceful and consenting should be nobody’s business under our Constitution.
This gives the proponents of the Fair Tax one more point: a tax on sales cannot depend upon the status of the taxpayer. This nullifies one of the main points of contention by the Soddomites about “gay marriage”.