Tootsie - really? So sad. Well, since the point is too obtuse for you, I will be happy to clear it up. If you are saying the government is only allowed to do certain things, then by extension of your argument for homosexual marriage, you will have to accept polygamy, incest, bestiality, etc. as acceptable social norms. There are plenty of people who support those practices and will demand their "equal protection under the law." So, genius, get a life, read the 10th amendment, and shove off.