And your “the State should get out of the marriage business” argument is too cute for words.
I notice you desperately want the State to stay in the “healthcare” business.
Because that’s what all this is about: getting your “right” to “free stuff,” otherwise known as “benefits.”
For thousands of years, there were no such thing as “benefits.” In fact, benefits have only existed for a sliver of recorded history, and then only in a small number of nations, available to an even small number of people.
But magically, “benefits” are now a “right.”
Gay “marriage” activists are campaigning for benefits on the cusp of the era in which those benefits will go the way of the dinosaur.
Offering people all kinds of “free stuff” seemed like a great idea at the time (to some of you) but guess what? We can’t afford them anymore.
You’re on your own, like billions of people throughout the course of history.
But gay activists figure if they’re gonna get screwed, so to speak, they might as well take a big traditional institution — marriage — down with them. Just cuz. Why should they have to suffer alone?
Everyone knows that’s what this campaign is really about: poking straight people in the eye.
By all means, support gay marriage. But at least have the decency and intellectual honesty to stop calling yourself a conservative.
Words have meanings.
There is nothing conservative about wanting to destroy a 5000 year old tradition, no matter what you personally think of it, or how inconvenient or “unfair” it seems to you.
That’s called nihilism.
UPDATE: your “slavery is 5000 years old, too!” argument is stupid too. Slavery is bad, marriage is good. Apples, oranges.
This would be like equating Rosa Parks with a passed out drunk who missed his stop.