While I don't believe there's anything wrong with homosexuals or homosexuality, I agree with the view of same sex marriage. It's not constitutional, it was imposed on the US by a court so it's also undemocratic. Many gay and lesbian activists are on our side and prefer referendum and legislation to the left's imperialistic secularism.This is why those closest to you ignore you;
On what basis is that the litmus test?
To equate gay couples to marriage, the first test is, "are they the same"? Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior. Gay couples are a defective blunder of evolution.
Effect isn't even relevant or provable. Especially your assertion that there will only be good effects. It is already obvious that children will be used (deliberately deprived of one parent and one gender) to satisfy gay couple fruitation desolation.
Moreover, marriage becomes less valid because it dilutes a unique relationship to 'friendship' and a 'contract'. In other words, any relationship a lawyer can contrive.
You are soooo embarrassing. It is stupidity like yours that caused me to salt and pepper my eggs and you this morning. I hope you are happy.
Morality makes a great personal value, but we need to discuss these issues in public. I oppose shutting down civil discourse.