Whenever I think about the proposed ban on Gay Marriage, I start frothing at the mouth.
Any argument I have ever heard against Gay marriage invalidates my own. I did not marry with the intent to procreate, provide a stable family unit in which to raise children, for the economic incentives, or for any religious or moral issue. I'd been living with the guy for almost a year when we agreed that we would marry. Heck, he's still the best roommate I've ever had, and better than just a roommate.
One of my friends doesn't like gay marriage because he knew someone who was raised and molested by one of a gay couple. That's hogwash as a protest, because that horror happens in straight couples too. Oddly, my friend is in favor of lesbians- because he thinks that lesbians can't be molesters, and sadly, he's very wrong.
Now I don't want to change *religions* that state gay marriage is anethema unto God. That's no one's business but that church's morals, and I refuse to dictate what a church is holding up as a pillar of their religion. However, marriage has become a secular thing with Justices of the Peace performing ceremonies and places like Pennsylvania where you can get a license that doesn't have an officiant at all (it's called a Quaker license, but you don't have to be a Quaker to use one). The only way to change "marriage" back into the intended religious sacrament is to redefine "marriage" legally as "civil union" for all governmental references. And that right there is the ONLY attack marriage is faced by gay marriages.
Now, I would dearly love to live in a pacifist state where only the hunters had guns and tight gun control laws that helped that. But in reality, the criminals don't pay attention to law- they get guns anyway. For that reason, I'd love to have everyone who is mentally capable learn how to shoot and care for firearms, and I'd love to encourage everyone to have a gun (assuming they keep in practice with said firearm). A fully armed society tends to be a politer society. This is overcorrecting the problem, I realize. But this is similar to the fact that homosexuals are a natural part of God's creation, as humans aren't the only homosexuals out there. Mating for life is also natural. So allowing whatever legal blessings fall on me and my mate as evenly as they fall on Frank and Dick- gosh, that's only fair.
I'm also in favor of legal recognition of polyamory, but I realize for many that's also probably going to far. I'd let people marry their houseplants or pets if you could either of the latter two to voice their consent to the process, and figure out an age of consent. Be happy. Love one another. Encourage young things to grow if you find it in you.