And therein lies the problem. It is not nor should it be the governments JOB to do these things. It is and should be the INDIVIDUALS responsibility to make life better for themselves. In this, you have personal accountability and responsibility (EGAD, say it aint so!). Life is not, nor will it ever be FAIR. Equality however is much more attainable, but it cannot be achieved when you have a government imposing "fairness" upon everyone. Marriage by historical definition is between one man and one woman. Check out Adam and Eve. Note is was not Adam and Steve. HOWEVER, states can recognize CIVIL UNIONS among those who prefer Adam and Steve and they DO. It's just not refered to as MARRIAGE, but they still enjoy the same rights under state laws.