Originally Posted by Loneiguana
It's not enough that conservatives are against Gay Marriage, they want to force that view on everyone and not let people decide who they marry.
Why does this retarded talking point persist?
The merits of gay marriage aside, the issue is not about government intrusion in the manner that you assert. It is the diametric opposite.
No one says two dudes can't consider themselves married, or have a ceremony, or present themselves to society as whatever married means to them, or co-habitate for the rest of their lives, or any of that.
What is being sought is the government recognition of their decision and government enforced rights and privileges springing therefrom.
Government recognition and enforcement is government intrusion, not 'letting them decide' who they consider a lifelong romantic partner, which is between them and their circle of friends and acquaintances.