The ongoing battle between the supporters and opponents of gay marriage has left me with a question: if you’re a conservative opponent of gay marriage, what leads you to oppose it?
This isn’t just a question for Republicans, and no, I’m not unaware of the amount of political influence that conservative evangelicals exercise in this country. I’ve always looked at conservatives as the kind of people who want to limit the government’s power, hence their opposition to federal regulation in the private sector.
So why would conservatives want the government to have so much power that it can decide whether two adults can marry each other?
(And please, if you’re going to comment, be respectful of each other.)