It's a simple matter of equal protection, which is guaranteed in the very basis of US law.lides you are obviously a very intelligent individual so surely you must see why a lot of people see issue with a gay union being called a marriage.You are wanting to change the whole meaning of a word to suit yourselves when 95 percent of the population are straight.
Denying gay marriage does actual harm, by denying 1,400 rights and legal protections that are regularly afforded opposite sex couples in every state in the US.
Allowing same sex couples equal protection of the law has no physical impact whatsoever upon traditional, opposite sex, marriages, whether existing or yet to be performed.
The composition of the population in terms of percentage gay or straight is utterly irrelevant to the issue.
Sorry charlie, the protection of the law is called marriage, and that's not going anywhere. There is no harm to anyone to allow same sex couples to participate. That some people think it is icky is no reason to deny equal protection, and creating a new and separate classification makes no sense. Beside which, the law has long since clarified that separate institutional are inherently unequal. Check out Brown v Board of Education.I totally understand fighting for a state recognized union that provides you with the same rights and priveleges but to call it marriage ,which everyone knows refers to the union of a male and female ,is wrong .
Of course, this argument only attempts to sensationalize the issue. At the root, the struggles are the same, as will the eventual result. Black people were not afforded equal protection of the law, and there was no legitimate state interest served by denying them that right. The same is true of overturning segregation, overturning restrictions on interracial marriage, and granting women the right to vote. The prohibition against each of the groups, which are each separate and different problems, all had one thing in common; they were being denied equal protection under the law, and there was no legitimate state interest furthered by that denial.The segragation you speak of was an entirely different issue and should in no ways be compared to this ,and if i was african american,which i am not,i would take offence to you even saying that.