While I admire Ann, I disagree with her approach; she wishes to substitute progressive liberal gov't force with conservative gov't force. Her argument against drugs and gay marriage are that, pure and simple. The concept of marriage is one of recognition, not gov't or religion. If I am not Christian, I am not required to recognize a Christian marriage - except by gov't force - any more than a Christian is required to recognize any other. The marriage ceremony is to ensure community acceptance of the union as valid and unassailable. That we accept these unions is a reflection of our personal honor, nothing more or less.