Countries have been recognizing same-sex unions since 1979 (The Netherlands).<quoted text>
One in which you are unable, or unwilling to consider the possible long term consequences of for society as a whole.
You are not prohibited from enjoying certain rights and protections provided they are enjoyed, so to speak, as part of an opposite sex married couple, regardless of orientation labels one wishes to use.
As there are homosexuals who disagree with you.
You are able or unwilling to consider the consequences of such a course if action. At what point does redefining marriage for whomever may ask, render marriage meaningless to society as a whole?
Those countries where same-sex marriage are legal have hardly fallen or experienced consequences as a result.
What, exactly, are you afraid of? Are you still fearful of polygamy? Remember our discussion about the Attorney General of Virginia arguing that polygamy (as well as other ridiculous marriages) would result from allowing interracial couples to marry?
Fear of what lies ahead has never stopped legitimate progress.
Cowardice has rarely ever resulted in success.