Government “incentives” and “discourages” lots of things, how does this constitute ownership?
For most of Americas tax history marriage was penalized, either way this has absolutely nothing to do with the argument that “Government owns the institution of marriage”.
Hogwash, until the perverts started trying to take the religious institution of marriage by force the government simply accepted the Christian tradition of one man to one woman.
Does the government own every business because we have a million laws regarding how businesses are licensed and must interact with other businesses and customers?
Does the government own every car company and car because they pass laws regarding what standards the cars must be built to and operated by?
Or is this “proof” only applicable for convenience when you want to help perverts spit on someone?
You want a perfectly legitimate and earned recognition of a perfectly acceptable thousands of years old tradition to be officially abandoned when absolutely nothing or nobody is harmed just so a bunch of perverts who are too lazy to form their own institution can spit on it with impunity.
There is not one single defensible argument for this, this change would require an entirely new set of laws be written to restore the legal Rights and protections of those who enter these “partnerships” that are already in place.
“Uncle Sam” is not involved in marriage since no fault divorce, “Uncle Sam” merely make a judicial system available to married citizens to insure parental and property Rights are protected in the event of a split. This provision and the Rights of married citizens are no different than partnerships between anyone else in America, it is a Constitutional Right that ALL citizens are entitled to.
You are advocating a way to complicate and increase government laws for no reason but to help perverts spit on Christians, you can call that anything you want but it won’t result in “less government” or resemble any Christian or “small government” opinion I have ever heard of.
So whoever is stronger just takes the kids and the property in the event of divorce? That is the only “involvement” that government has so you are advocating either an Islamic concept of marriage or a whole new set of laws and definitions that must be written and passed to replace all the existing stuff.
Just so some Atheist perverts can spit on Christians in one more way.
It is absolutely the “proper function of government” to provide legal protection for the fundamental Rights of its citizens, the United States Constitution demands it and rules defining the marriage institution were spelled out in every Biblical culture along with a justice system to enforce them.
Only Anarchist’s think otherwise and Anarchy is the philosophy of drunks and children.
I am sure you would be “interested” in witnessing one more collapse of another moral barrier that harms nobody as would most Libertarians and Democrats, that is always the goal of these invented issues.
Justice and decency must be eradicated for the agenda of the evil to gain traction, the agenda of evil must be advanced for the concept of Individual Inalienable Rights as defined by an authoritative constitution to be disposed of.
My “position” is that you and your Statist hate mongers have invented a fake issue on a premise that cannot stand up to any comparative contractual relationship so you can apply deceptive deceptive language to justify one more method of spitting on Christians and removing one more element of shame from those who willingly choose perversion.
Based on your absurd attempts to justify the eradication of the recognition of a thousands of years old religious institution that is harming nobody I have no doubt that what “tingles” you is not anything decent or innocent.
It is your band of perverts and Atheists who threw this softball into an arena without any conceivable justification beyond spitting on Christians, if you want this “softball” done away with you should not have thrown it to begin with.
If I took your property by force and you decided to fight me via the legal/political system to keep what is yours, then I said after forcing you defend what is yours “Just drop it so this will go away” as if I you were the source of the mess how would you take it?
If your side succeeds in spitting on everyone else who is doing nothing wrong enough times, you will see how much the “tingle up your leg” that you get from helping perverts and Atheists spit on Christians can cost.
History declares nothing if not the fact that there is a limit to how much government abuse the “Christians” will tolerate before they conclude that they owe posterity a fight.