When did I claim that "the state" needs more power? I corrected you as to what the devil would really do. He would license it under the state and then open it up to everyone except who is depraved, taking away its meaning/tainting it with filth. I don't know how many times I need to repeat myself; the government should not even be involved in marriage. I disagree that we can and should work on these things slowly. If tomorrow the government opened it up to all, we would have an even worse welfare system than we do now. You would have people pretending to be gay to get tax breaks.
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