There is no reason to assume that those opposing gay marriage are necessarily opposed to homosexual practice. But why should it now be thought that an inherently heterosexual institution should be extended to gay relations?
Another great piece found on Pr. Mark Surburg's blog, surburg.blogspot.com: I have written in a recent post that it now seems inevitable that” homosexual marriage” will attain full legal status in our nation (“Homosexual ...
What a difference a decade makes. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Monday shows that 58 percent of Americans support legalizing gay marriage and only 36 percent oppose it. In 2003, it was the reverse: 37 percent favored same-sex marriage and 55 percent opposed it. How did we get here? Let's take a trip down memory lane...
October 15, 1971 Jack Baker and his partner James Michael McConnell are the first gay couple in the country to apply and sue for the right to get married. The Minnesota Supreme Court rules that marriage is "a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family." The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the case.
1977 Gallup doesn't ask whether people approve of gay marriage — it asks "Do you think homosexual relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?" A full 43 percent of those polled say no.
1988 Despite the birth of National Coming Out Day, only 11 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to polling data from the University of Chicago.
May 7, 1993 Hawaii takes a step towards legalizing gay marriage when the state Supreme Court rules that a ban on same-sex marriages might violate the state Constitution. Opponents later get around the decision by passing a "defense of marriage" constitutional amendment in 1998.