Because that might just wobble the heavy stone blocks that this grand old hierarchy's built on. What if- imagine!- things actually changed for the better? What if people could actually enjoy freedom of sexual orientation without worrying about what everyone else would think? What if, in the spirit of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence and even common sense, we let people decide what to do with their own lives?
And yes, I'll explain myself, because I realize that a lot of people are probably really mad about what I just said. Fine. They're allowed to be mad. This is a free country, remember?
So, first. The Bill of Rights. Obviously it doesn't say anything about hetero- or homosexuality. But thinking about the First Amendment, shouldn't gay marriage be considered as a kind of freedom of religion? After all, the main objections to gay marriage seem to be based around religion. Marriage, or so the anti-gay argument goes, is sacred, right? Well... Last time I checked we had freedom of religion in this country, so let homosexual believers or nonbelievers decide what's sacred to them.
Second, the Declaration of Independence. Try "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." That's what Thomas Jefferson and his eminent colleagues told us we have a right to. I think that "liberty" definitely includes the freedom to choose who to spend the rest of one's life with... as does "the pursuit of happiness." And come on, if you're upset about the use of the word "marriage" as opposed to "civil union" then please, just stop being so annoyingly stuck-up and busybodyish... Let them have their pride and their economic rights. What does it matter to you if a few law-abiding married citizens get a tax break?
And as for common sense- look. I realize that not everyone thinks the same way. We all have different opinions about how everyone else should live their lives. But, basically, what I mean by calling on common sense is this: There is a point where we have to stop telling other people what to do. Otherwise, we'd get mixed up in a giant world war, because no one likes being told what to do, right? And I think telling people if they can get married or not is quite a line to cross. Therefore.... can we just not cross it?
Basically, if you're not gay it's none of your business. What in the world does it have to do with you? If it offends you to see two gay people get married, well, it offends me that you're offended. What are you going to do about it? Try this: Be a good citizen and let other citizens enjoy their unalienable rights.
Please, feel free to express your opinion... but there's a certain point at which you stop enjoying your own rights and start infringing on someone else's.