Ever heard the term dry county.
Blue laws don't apply to an entire state
So because under our system different states and counties can have different laws to suit the populace, you're saying that that system supports institutionalized racial subjugation?By that reasoning, Jim Crow laws were also a good idea.
Are you really trying to make that argument?
Just because states, can enact laws reflective of their citizens desires, does not for one second mean that such a system is built to support discrimination of any kind.
It actually results in a greater degree of democratic responsiveness to the desires of a local electorate.
Marriage and divorce laws are handled at the state level.virtually anything related to marriage or divorce
obscenity restrictions or prohibition - verbal, sexual, etc
blue laws - alcohol sales and business hours on sundays
tax exemption for churches
restrictions on birth control
Six states recognize same sex marriage.
The other states fail to recognize same sex marriage.
They don't have any law that actively discriminates. They just don't recognize same sex marriage couples, and therefore those couples don't qualify for the benefits granted to hetero married couples.
The lack of recognition of same sex marriage is one aspect of marriage law in the other 44 states.
Marriage legislation has nothing to do with religion at all and everything to do with creating incentives for stable couples. Take a look at marriage laws if you don't believe me. Most of them aim to protect the parties to the marriage, or grant economic benefits to those who frequently are having kids and could use a little help as the expense of childhood grows.
Obscenity prohibition like what? Last time I checked everyone had access to internet porn, could curse in public, and is generally unhampered in their daily lives.
If you mean the occasional rural area that has some sort of ban on sodomy or the like dating back to the 1800's, show me one instance where those laws are actually enforced.
For all intents and purposes those laws have no effect, and merely exist as legislative curios of the past.
Tax exemption applies to all non profits, it just applies to churches (of all faiths) because they are part of that class.
There is no restriction to birth control.
You're just hearing the talking heads on TV and assuming because of the noise that there must be some law already on the books that restricts access to birth control.
What going on is that Republicans balked at a new rule on insurance coverage, which they have since backed away from.