It's Just a Question of Human Rights
Unfortunately, the history of America shows that human rights tend to lag far behind racial,religious, and other prejudices, but i don't understand why the religious right gets so upset about the concept. How does it threaten them? No one is asking them to enter into a gay marriage. They're only being asked to let other Americans enjoy the same right they already have.
Within the past 100 years it has been illegal for blacks to marry whites, whites to marry Chinese, and who knows what else, and we've gotten beyond those prejudices (at least legally), so what's the problem?
Some of my best friends have been gay -- they are simply human beings who are looking for the love and security that I've found with my wife of 35 years. Why shouldn't they have it?