The government exists to protect each individuals basic rights. It can only protect rights. Any attempt to act for the betterment of one group at the expense of another (marriage definition laws, welfare/entitlement programs, etc.) necessarily results in the overstepping of the mandate of government. If government oversteps its mandate it no longer is a legitimate entity, but is rather an instrument of tyranny for the benefit of a group against another group. Does anyone disagree? And if so, please say why.