Gat marruage has been in full force in MA for years now. No breakdown of society, and MA has a lower divorce rate than most states. Carol's argument is strictly religious, not constitutional.<quoted text>
The point was that interracial marriages were against the law at one time too.
I think that the issue against gay marriage is more than just homophobia; it may be financial; if they're married then the spouse can collect social security from the spouses contributions in the event of death; gay spouses will be eligible for inclusion on health insurance policies. As it is now, without being married; a gay couple who have spent their lives as a couple, one becomes ill and is in intensive care and the partner cannot visit, only next of kin or spouse. If the partner dies, the family of the deceased comes first because he is not protected by marriage. It happens far too often than we'd like to think.
I think allowing gay marriage is a good thing; in addition to being a boom to the economy. Think of all the weddings, wedding planners, florists, hotels, caterers etc.
Then, think of the divorce lawyers business booming as well!
Live and let live; people need to mind their own business. What is important is finding a person to love and spend your life with. The gay couples I know have stronger relationships than most straight couples.
The truth is a majority of Americans really don't give a fig about the issue. It does not impact them.
People care about jobs and the economy.
When Mittens is actually required to disclose his actual plans as President, he's toast.