That is the mantra trumpeted ad-infinitum. That is the narrative that is reaching Joe Public via the biased, Mainstream media. Since Joe Public is generally too distracted, too busy to websurf to confirm it's validity, the mantra shall be good enough for him. Wait...
As One who studies the Cultural legacy and exploits of the activists pushing so hard for gay marriage, I can tell you, unequivocably, gay marriage can and does hurt people. First let me affirm, gay marriage is not a social value endemic to gays, it is but a tool of the activists to expediate power in the culture. Their track record reveals as such.
What gay marriages means to these socially-irresponsible gay activists is a sanctifying, authenticating, government stamp of legitimacy that bestows the stamp of normalcy to this lifestyle in the Public Square. This means it must be taught as a viable alternative to heterosexuality in public schools, because it is now officially "normal" And something so "legitimate" cannot legally be objected to by people of faith, who's values and teachings refuse to permit them to affirm this lifestyle. They're not alone. This lifestyle has been condemned by every major world religion throughout history, and the Nations that did embrace it collapsed very soon afterward.
Religious people who do business with the wedding industry are slated for the chopping block - either they affirm homosexuality, or be hit will heavy fines.
The gay marriage mob, so blinded by and drunk with power, are on a clear trajectory that runs roughshod over religious freedom and the Constitution - all slated to be sacrificed on the altar of their "rights". This trajectory is both traceable and it's plotted progress foreseeable. The gay lobby simply does not care what comforts and freedoms you and I must relinquish to accomodate their grandiose vision of entitlement and "rights". Gay "rights" are like Affirmative Action on steroids.
Gays just want "equality". Is that so unreasonable? Well, not if it's a grossly-redefined notion of equality - UNILATERAL equality - where the door swings but one way. For these activists, virtue and merits lie only in the wording: deceptive semantics. The'll go before lawmakers and cry rivers of crocodile tears and roll out the empathy-mongering and phony crisis'. They pander with incendiary rhetoric to exaggerate their victimhood - and the Media packages and promotes it all with shiny wrapping.
You're a bit irked by now. You liked the way gay marriage sounded earlier -so noble, so uncomplicated, ostensibly so universally revered that you had no problem whatsoever falling in line - and now somebody wants to rock the boat with such inconvenient truths. Hey, I like blissful ignorance too, it's less depressing. But to embrace it is dangerous.