Because you invited fedgov into your institution. You all did that when you let it do those favors for you.
Yawn. The only thing you ever criticize are social conservatives.
Show me some liberals here and I'll make fun of them, too. But really you guys are providing me such a target rich environment with all the double standards and hypocrisy.
“Because you invited fedgov into your institution. You all did that when you let it do those favors for you.”
Ok, which is why you were opposed to DOMA, which, the instant it was removed we had gay marriage in all 50 states.
You say the ‘states have control over marriage’. Yet, there’s not a peep from you until I came in and called out liberaltarians for their opposition to DOMA.
How is that whole ‘states rights thingy’ working out for you? I asked the question how spousal visas were going to work. Silence. I asked about how bigamy and polygamy was going to be rejected. Silence.
Now that gay marriage is in all 50 states, you got what you wanted!
I think you are blind to the big picture regarding what GOV's role is and how it's role to be legitimate must be limited.
Right now we see GOV regulating and taxing and fining businesses for reasons far more than protecting individuals life and property -we see GOV attempting to social engineer, in essence redistribute wealth arbitrarily' fairly. I would suggest that this is what is happening with the marriage institution as well. The utopian leftists are taking the societal norm that values families and marriage established for centuries and turning it on its head to be fair. To in essence redistribute the benefits to other groups.
This is not about a government of the people protecting institutions in existence before GOV was even constituted. This is about GOV being used to impose upon society a perverted leftist morality. This is about GOV overstepping its legitimate limits.
Conservatism is not about no GOV, it's about limited GOV.