Except that the government IS a part of it. It legislates any number of things regarding marriage. Given that, why should same-sex marriage be exempted?No one. But if the definition of marriage is subjective, then I say--let individuals define for themselves what it is to be married. The government need not be a part of it. Marriage is whatever the people involved say it is. Thus, if people want to marry a tree, a cat, whatever, fine. If people want polygamous relationships, fine. If people want to marry their car, fine. If people want marry their gay lover or their heterosexual lover, fine. Whatever floats one's boat.
That's not skepticism.Yes it does and it is self-refuting. Because if you can question the assumptions under which I am arguing, I can do the same to you.
That's not skepticism either.If we should reject the assumptions in which I am arguing, I see no reason to accept the assumptions on which you are arguing.