No one is talking about ripping gay couples apart.<quoted text>
Gay people occur in nature every day, so that argument is a bit silly.
No one will EVER say that having a loving Mother and Father is a wonderful thing.
Same sex couples marrying will not prevent one straight couple from raising kids. So you have nothing to fear.
But that's completely outside the argument for marriage, isn't it? NO ONE is talking about ripping all of the children out of gay couple's homes, now are they? No one is proposing sterilizing all gay folks, or preventing all adoption.
So gay folks will continue to have and to raise kids, just as they do now.
You can argue anything you like about parenting, but parenting isn't at issue here.
The only question is whether or not you can prove that marriage will NOT be beneficial to gay couples and their kids, or that allowing gay couples to marry will harm other people and THEIR kids.
Nothing else is relevant.
So, keep trying.
The question is why you demand a distinct relationship be equated with one it does not qualify for. Or that children missing a parental setting where one gender and at least one natural parent is missing must be equated with a natural family.
Those are the demands of denial. Never a good thing.
It is simply a fact that marriage at it's most basic essence is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay couples don't qualify.
Furthermore, we are protecting the natural and best setting for family. It deserves a special designation, which is why it does.