Because presumably gays do not choose to be gay. Gun owners choose to be gun owners.
Apples & oranges... unless you are citing specific legislation which criminalizes being gay (let alone marrying someone with the same genitalia)... which is not the issue at hand, instead it is the acting upon ones desires... be it for same (or opposite) genitalia... or to lawfully own & use a firearm.
Once again trying to shut down debate, well played!
If anything... same-sex marriage is equivalent to concealed weapons laws.
Assuming we lump 'being' gay, straight or a firearm interested person/enthusiast into a given tier... and put exercising ones non-criminal desires in limited way (fooling around, buying/shooting a firearm)on a higher tier... the final tier is official state sanctioning and recognition of a given activity via a 'license' or 'permit'.
The issue with SSM has long been not just about recognition in a given state, but ubiquitous recognition across all states (though not that full faith & credit applies as it is well misunderstood( unless you want to claim that a search warrant (for instance) which is issued in one state court is valid in another state)... so too has been a battle for CPL carriers not to have to deal with overlapping jurisdictions as to in which locals they are legal and which they are acting unlawfully... vs simply being 'unrecognized' in the case of SSM in a non accepting state.
No it isn't. Gun laws impact all people in the country equally.
Seriously, you like to lie and deceive, don't you?
Aside from the fact that from the start, gun laws only affect purchasers or owners of guns (already a subset of the US population)... gun laws have this odd tendency of singling out firearms based on looks, how they are configured, where they are carried, let alone by who... so you are right in a way, gun laws are more strict!
Prop 8 and similar laws impose an explicit and unjustified inequality on the execution of marriage laws.
Only if you view it through rose colored glasses with ample blinders attached.
Like it or not, 'marriage' in the US has been long understood to be between a 'man' and a 'woman' for quite some time (right or wrong). That 'right' existed, regardless of what sort of genitalia one had or what sort of genitalia one preferred... even one wasn't interested in exercising their 'right'.
Some people opted not to get married because they chose to go into the priesthood/nunhood, or preferred the single life, or just couldn't woo someone they desired, or any number of other reasons... all largely by choice.
The fight against Prop 8 was not about fighting those who sought to 'limit' 'rights', but expanding them to a direction not previously widely recognized in the state.
I'm not going to get into the polygamy, incest, juvenile or bestiality arguments regarding marriage other than to say that the anti-prop 8 folks sought to move a line a little ways in a given direction and no further... purposely excluding those may think the 'right' to marriage should be extended to their desires as well.
Well... I'll add one... do you support laws which prohibit me from having a line marriage? Discrimination!!!
Reprehensible? Like what? Most of what I've seen in terms of gun legislation is idiotic and poorly thought out, but hardly "reprehensible" on the level of Prop 8.
Again we see your reading comprehension/attention span issue at work.
How many states do you know of which require a license to engage in 'opposite-sex sex'? What about those that require 'gay' registration?
I don't even have to take off my socks to get to that #... as the answer is ZERO... yet in 9 states + DC (based on last look at Wikipedia) you are required to have a license of some kind to simply to purchase certain basic firearms... while a slightly different set of 9 states + DC (based on last look at Wikipedia) require some form of registration... and that in addition to the federal tax/registration requirements with regards to NFA items.
Spot the difference yet?
We are already seeing this in Connecticut (a state I have no specific interest nor have never set foot within) with regards to so called 'assault weapons' which by statute were required to be registered with the state a lil while back.
Have they (or any other state) similarly required that those interested in the same sex similarly register?
Even less of it has been implemented, compared to Prop 8 style laws and DOMA.
So are you suggesting that 'married' couples who happen to have the same genitalia are prohibited by (another) state law from entering certain bars and restaurants or any other locations? No? Gun laws can apply to gun owners in those places.
DOMA though remains a canard... if you seek to push the idea that a "_____ license" that is granted in one state is valid in the other 49 + DC... why not law licenses? Hunting license? Medical license? Professional Engineer Licenses? The list goes on quite far. What do your want to allow in or out?