No one whom I have ever spoken to who supports civil rights for people who wish to marry the person of their choice--no one has suggested that a religious organization should be forced to marry people of the same sex. So that false alarm people set out as proof of the gays or the liberals forcing their agenda on everyone is just that--false. There are plenty of religious organizations that already recognize civil rights in relation to marriage, so there is absolutely nothing to that unfounded fear. There will be no forcing of any church to do what they do not wish to do.
At one point, in the arguments against allowing gay marriage coming before California's Supreme Court one of the opponents was asked by one of the justices what harm, exactly, would befall heterosexual marriages should gays receive their civil rights. The person arguing against civil rights for gays stumbled and then said--I can't remember the exact words, but they were something like--"actually, I can't think of anything."
He couldn't think of any reason a gay marriage would impact a hetero marriage because there isn't one. The only thing I can think of that has a negative impact on marriage is divorce. Those whose focus is on denying gay people civil rights in marriage should change their focus and work on keeping marriages together.
The Mormon and Catholic churches spent millions and millions of dollars on Proposition 8 in 2008 to reverse the California legislature's approval of gay marriage. What a waste of money. Those millions would have been better spent on counseling the millions of couples contemplating divorce, splitting up families, and affecting the millions of children who are caught up in the rancor between their parents. Instead those two organizations spent millions of dollars to deny American citizens their Constitutional rights.
Both the Catholic Church and the Mormons are on the wrong side of justice and history.
"The arc of history is long, but its bends toward justice." MLK
Brava! for Cindy McCain for coming out and supporting equal rights for all American citizens!
And Brava! for my lovely niece, Sophia, for doing the same!