Pretending that government even has the power to decide what marriage is will lead to more intrusive big government.
Pretending that governments even have the power to decide what marriage and family is, will only lead to more intrusive big government, not just in their attempt to further broaden the areas of our lives they try to regulate, but in the expansion of the bureaucracy required to clean up the consequential mess or fruit of undermining two of the foundations of society.
Such consequences could include an increase in health care, both physical and mental health, increased crime rates, child abuse, drug use, child poverty etc. etc., all leading to bigger government.
Intentionally changing the definition of parenting and encouraging children to be raised by two men or two women, the social engineering and sex ed programs will all create a generation of such confused and messed up children that the consequences will be horrendous.
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen