What we have here is a failure to communicate. We have two separate things here, one a sacrament or rite of in a religion that is the union of two souls in the eyes of the Divine, the other, an inter-state enforceable contract that the State must define. Most who oppose "gay marriage" do so not because of any intrinsic hatred of a homosexual, but rather more that the government is forcing them to accept the government's definition of what their religious sacraments should be. We should just call it two separate names, as they are two separate things, keep the separation of church and state, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God, that which is God's.
Conventional wisdom argues that opposition to gay marriage hurt Republicans in the recent election cycle, but nothing in the numbers suggests that this is true.
In the four liberal states where advocates for same-sex marriage won their victories, the redefinition of marriage proved much less popular than Barack Obama. In Maryland, for instance, Obama cruised to victory with 62 percent of the vote, but same-sex marriage squeaked by with just 52 percent. In other words, more than one out of six of Obama supporters voted with Republicans, not their fellow Democrats, against same sex marriage.
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