Look, I agree with you it would be better, but face it we are the small minority in thinking this way. The lawmakers and people voting them in do not feel that way as a majority.
Business opportunity: Go public with a political stance, create a support day, rake in dough. Let's see who else can come up with one.
Do you believe that a right does not exist until granted by the government? Do you not consider marriage at all a right? If so, the equal rights amendment does cover it. If not, then how do you classify it? Is it a privilege? If so, what is the criteria for that privilege?
Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!