Originally Posted by listopencil
When considering law in this particular situation, there are two relationships that the term "equality" applies to. The relationship between the married couple and the government, and the relationship between the married couple and society in general. Which are you referring to?
The only one that matters when we're talking about equal protection is the relationship between the couple and the government, if I understand you right.
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