My Disclaimer: Lets try to have an intelligent conversation because I am truly interested in hearing peoples' thoughts.
So, here we have a hotly contested debate platform which has become an intriguing topic over the past decade now.
I'd like to see what fellow WSO'ers have to say about this.
My 2 Cents: Compromise.
Why not allow gay couples to Marry with ALL the benefits of currently Married couples (tax,etc) in the U.S but just call it something slightly different?
I'm not speaking with any sort of religious thinking to my argument. Moreso, I am speaking from Tradition..
Why not keep millenniums old human tradition - but allow some modification?
My proposal would involve having there be 2 options to choose when applying for Marriage with the Govt.
Option 1: Marriage
Option 2: Marriage-B
Either way, a couple can acknowledge to the world they are "Married" and only to the Govt. would there be a transcript of what type of Marriage it is.