A different perspective on gay marriage:
If you put something out with the trash, the police can search it without a warrant. Anyone walking by can take it. Although it's still on your property, it's not really yours anymore; you've relinquished your claim to it. And that's exactly what done with marriage. We might as well let gays have it. We're not using it.
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And for my fellow Christian conservatives: we haven't got a moral leg to stand on. Our divorce rate is identical to the national average. We allow our churches to be used as elaborate stage sets for bridezilla productions, often with just pro forma premarital counseling or sometimes none at all. When our fellow church members get divorced, we do not counsel them adequately. We fail to create a culture of marriage in our youth and twenty-somethings. We have shown massive disrespect for marriage. When we demand others respect it, it's not surprising that we're not taken seriously.
I suspect the writer is correct that gay marriage is going to be a fact of life (this is likely to be looked back on as the year in which the dam broke) and even that polygamy is on the way because the arguments for gay marriage carry over easily to support it. The change started with courts, but more legislatures will get involved as people's attitudes continue to change.