Aside from the obvious rightness of equal marriage rights for gays, there are some facts which can't be overlooked:<quoted text>Not really, it's not moving along quickly that all of the U.S will legalize same sex marriage. That is a myth.
Worse case scenario for Christians, would be if the supreme court strikes down federal law that says gay marriage is illegal.
Then that leaves the states. Especially southern states. And just like the supreme court many yrs ago legalize abortions, today abortion rights are scaled back dramatically in many states. Especially southern and and middle U.S states.
So I don't believe gay marriage will be legal in all of the U.S any time soon. Because even if the U.S supreme court says yes to gay marriage, just like abortions rights, the sates can do a lot to curtail the effect of the supreme court.
1) USA is the world leader in many things and thinks it is in others. Much of the world tries to Americanize in many of their customs, because they look to the US. With that in mind, the USA, seeing other progressive countries moving ahead of them on social issues, is not going to continue to sit back and stay way behind the times,
2) The public opinion in the USA already has moved to the majority favoring gay marriages, and with gay marriages being the main thing, with the inheritance and other benefits attached, that Americans have still demonized gays about 'legally', it will become legal. America, in spite of its backward mentality in certain Bible Belt states, is moving ahead and will continue to do so.
3) Human Rights are increasingly a world issue, again at least in the progressive countries, which the USA likes to think it is #1, and it will not go well with the USA for keeping its dominance in the world by being socially backward (perhaps a bit of a repeat of #1)
4) Your largest trading partner, and though a tiny population, a larger country on which you have over 5000 miles of common border with, has already, several years ago, legalized gay marriages, and again the USA is not going to stand back forever and let the world think, which it has for a long time, that Canada is a better country than is the USA.
5) Religion is rapidly declining in all western world countries, including the USA, and the anti-gay portion of Christianity only represents a few of the far right fundamentalist denominations of Christianity, so their influence is declining rapidly.
That should be enough for a while.