1. I never diminished marriage to children alone. I simply and factually noted that marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.Kil Mare
Marriage cannot be dumbed down to for procreation alone, I know many married couples without children, I am not about to stand by and let you diminish their marriage
Marriage cannot be dumbed down to one religion alone, there are over 2000 different religions in this country and none of them are going to define happiness for anyone else. Where is the defense of the thousands of churches that want to preform same sex marriages? Where is their religious freedom?
Marriage should be in the eyes of the government, the law of the land, something that applies equally to everyone regardless of race, creed, sex, religion, orientation or national origin is indeed a legal contract.
I have posted numerous times "If You" which lists numerous distinctions besides children between marriage and gay couples.
One of the most profound is the union of diverse genders, creating a whole new being which happens to also reconnect to the very origin of humanity when life was genderless. Gays can only duplicate their gender.
Childless hetero couples have never been discriminated against in any culture in all of human history. On the other hand, gay couples have never been accepted as married.
2. Nor have I restricted marriage to any religion. Your claim of a Christian church accepting gay couples as married is simply and clearly heresy. The same rejection is true in every major religion.
The only prevailing interest the government has in marriage is the protection of the weaker mate and the children birthed within the relationship. The government has no reason or right to regulate friendships, especially in a discriminatory manner.
Please get your facts straight next time.