Briefly on So-Called "Gay Marriage":
The material below was revised slightly from material written by yours truly on April 21, 2009...
Marriage must have as a intrinsic component to it something that two people of the same sex are incapable of producing: children. I say this because since the dawn of time it has been understood that there was a requirement to establish a stable foundation for the next generation's cultivation and some special societal status to both recognize as well as encourage it. That is why every society in recorded history has had some kind of similar arrangement and whatever the variations it has taken, the one core and key component in all of its manifestations is that marriage requires people of the opposite sex. Furthermore, every society that has broken this barrier down has eventually become extinct: something that those who promote breaking that barrier down today would do well to consider.
This is not to say that every marriage requires children of course but the potential must be there at least intrinsic to the coupling. The day two genetic people of the same sex successfully procreate between the two of them is the day I will consider supporting gay marriage. But not before then!!!