Defining the basic social unit in our culture as marriage between a man and a woman I believe it's better for our society. I am looking at it from a God point of view. I don't like the idea of taking away anyone's rights. I believe we all have the rights to go to hell if we want to. God call that right Free Will. I am not saying if two people of the same sex marry they are going to hell. No! but if they chose to go they should have the same right to hell as people of the opposite sex does.
Marriage between anyone and everyone was never an inalienable right (you may not marry your sister, your father, or your dog... or someone under the age of 16 for that matter). No value system in history, whether Christian or otherwise, has prohibited interracial marriage; but every value system has discouraged same-sex marriage. Even societies that encouraged and celebrated homosexuality, reserved marriage for male-female relationships.
Gays and lesbians have the right to live with and love whomever they choose. They are even free to marry, if they want to marry someone of the opposite sex. If they want to live with someone of the same sex, they have -----. When I here the word marriage I think about man an woman. So to me that's marriage. Maybe the people of same sex marriage should think about adopting a new word for there union that has not been established by society.
The problem seems to be more about the word marriage than anything else. Under that word I believe same sex couple should have all the rights that the majority has. Me Ann Brock being part of the majority does not have the right to "force" my values on the minority; but neither does the minority have the right to force its values on me.