The better way of describing it would be that SSM is seen as morally acceptable because marriage is devalued thanks to no-fault divorce, feminism, social climbing, etc.<quoted text>Those are the standards that seem to be the prevailing force and I seriously doubt its all the lefts fault. The vote was made on personal feelings not based on any sense of fairness the government shouldn't be involved in marriage anyway and I think the gist of it is the legal benefits that comes with marriage. Why shouldn't I be entitled to those as well?, after all I work 40hrs and more a week, pay my taxes and my bills and am a productive member of society. The social standards have deteriorated not because gays want to get married but because heterosexuals take the sanctity of marriage for granted.
As a civil contract, "marriage" is a bad joke. Modern Western society has rejected the values that made it, gay marriage is just a symptom not a cause.