Originally Posted by mcan
Did you intend to direct this at my reply, because I don't think you did.
You're going 100 different directions, none of them responsive to the distinction I made.
As to your point about government cannot infringe versus government allows me, I clearly stated that gays can marry, heck they can have the most expensive, lavish and well attended ceremonies their income affords.
The issue is what the government has to recognize. Affecting adoptions, taxes, probate, wills, hospital/hospice visitation, etc.
By analogy, I may have a right to smoke wacky-terbacky in my own home. That's different from forcing government to recognize my leisure habits and provide WT rations.
That in no way correlates to your distinction because, under the proper issue I identified, you're not pleading the government to stop trying to keep me from some activity, you're asking the government to take affirmative action to me and my [hypothetical] spouse's benefit.