Billy Beck puts a fine point on it.
Selective enforcement of arcane and difficult-to-understand laws (or laws from another country entirely), to appease supporters and punish opponents, is the crowning hallmark of tyrannical government. The government that is big enough to give you what you want, is big enough to take anything they can from you. A government which reaches into personal social preference, rather than ensuring personal Liberty, is a government ripe for abuse by those in power and will be used eventually to oppress the people.
Those of you on the right who want to push the Gay and Drug and Marriage issues, and those of you on the left who want to push the Gay and Environmental and Welfare issues, have now gotten the government that you asked for. And brothers and sisters, you asked for it.
Do you Love it? Do you hate it? There it is, the way you made it. - Frank Zappa
The Endarkenment continues apace. Hope you like it. Hope you are prepared.