You need to learn to read.. is English your primary language? I said a “majority” of the rapidly diminishing number of people that oppose same sex marriage do so for religious reasons, and that remains a fact regardless of your ignorance of the fact.<quoted text>
Let me guess, the "D" is the letter grade you received in school for reading comprehension. The author of that piece, a gay man, stated he avoided using tradition and religion in forming his stance on same sex marriage.
Not all who oppose legalizing SSM do so on religious grounds.
Sounds like you're trying to define marriage for everyone else. Marriage remains a legally recognized union of husband and wife. At least in 32 U.S. states, and most societies around the globe. All there other items you mentioned, ARE NOT LEGAL REQUIREMENTS.
Also, polygamy is a valid form of marriage practiced in far more place than SSM, even in this country, albeit without legal recognition. Amazing how you omit that.
What your marriage is beyond a legally recognized union of husband and wife, is up to YOU AND YOUR wife. The law does not care if you call her your partner, mother of your children,, honey pie, or shnookems.
No I am for letting each individual person the freedom to define their marriage and taking away the tynary of you personally defining it for everyone else.
and to your last point, no I cannot have you arrested for referring to your wife as your child bearing appliance, but I do pity her.
My wife is my very best friend, my partner, the one person I can be open about anything to, never hide anything from. She knows all my hopes and fears and my shortcomings ( my wife teases me that I have absolutely no tolerance whatsoever for the intolerant ) and my strengths. I hope my children have the same kind of marriage I have... so far they have.... we taught them well.
And by the way they all support Same sex marriage along with a majority of Americans, we taught them very well.