i think it is an accepted principle of civilization that all laws are designed to encourage or discourage human behaviors. it seems to me that to think otherwise is to advocate for anarchy.
equal protection can only be rationally applied to members of the same class. same-sex couples are uniquely different from male female couples and consequently cannot rationally be considered members of the same class as male female couples. we have already discussed why they are uniquely different.
we have also agreed that the government has the discretion to discriminate when deciding who and who cannot receive civil marriage licenses.
sadly, much as i enjoined our exchanges. duty calls and i will be unavailable online until mon.