Check out this must read by Bryce Christensen, Ph.D. a contributing editor to The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society website. He lays out the real "skinny" on why homosexuals are going after marriage rights and puts this issue within the proper context, ultimately that the gay marriage issue isn't about preserving the institution of marriage, it is to keep marriage from becoming an even bigger mockery it already is. I'll let you read the rest for yourself but it is a must read and a great commentary on how marriage as an institution has declined in this country. Much of it you may already know but his premise regarding combatting the homosexual agenda of same sex marriage, for me, gives a refreshing and more realistic perspective on why such an agenda cannot be allowed to succeed. He makes a striking observation regarding why homosexuals even want to be associated with the imagery of marriage and it has nothing to do with a change in their perspectives of their behavior but in a change in how marriage itself is perceived by all.
In reality the same sex marriage debate is more like a last ditch effort for this country and the Christian church in particular to finally get it right or else.
Check it out.