Really? Marriage is wholly intertwined with the legal system and affords those who engage in it certain rights not afforded to those who do not marry, such as property rights and medical decisions. If you deny those rights to a certain group of people, you have violated the 14th Amendment. Not allowing gay partners the same rights as heterosexual partners is a violation of the 14th Amendment.<quoted text>
Ah, the 14th Amendment...
You clearly misunderstand it'spurpose and meaning.
The 14th Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with gay marriage.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.