It still blows my mind that in today's day and age, people are still upset with the idea of gay marriage. People thinking they have the right to say who can marry who disgusts me. Let people be happy. I don't understand why religous fanatics are so up tight about it. Plenty of non religuos people do plenty of other things against their beliefs, and they don't get all bent out of shape about those things.
I'm not trying to cause trouble, but I am about to say how I feel.
Religions in America are seeing their validity slowly slip away, and many are afraid of considering that they have been living a lie their entire life. Allowing gay marriage would be one more thread pulled out of their sweater of beliefs. I think a big part of it is that science has identified the gay gene. This has been found in many species, not just humans. Not wanting to acknowledge another scientific discovery that throws salt in their beliefs, they just keep opposing it and raising hell in attempt to preserve their faith in an afterlife.
I also believe that many people are just completely uncomfortable with gays, let alone the idea of them getting married. Being uneducated, these people fear that they will convince others (although it is genetic) that it is completely acceptable to be gay. Lots of people are very uncomfortable with the idea of gays raising children, it is assumed that the child is doomed from the start and will surely be molested at some point. This notion is absolutely rediculous. Look at many of the children today. They are out of control, mainly because of shit parenting skills, as well as a 50+% divorce rate. Obviously the chemistry of a male and female figure raising a child doesn't have the best track record. I have known two gay couples with children, and they are honestly some of the best parents I know. They would die for their child just so they wouldn't feel the least bit of sadness or that they not being loved.
It really saddends me that I live in a world where people are willing to deny others of happiness because of their own fucked up/ignorant thought processes.