"My personal resistance to same-sex marriage arises not from any dislike of gays and lesbians but from the belief that traditional marriage is too important to be toyed with"
Translation: I don't believe in equal rights for everyone.
"Traditional marriage is recognized and to some degree privileged by society because it performs the most essential task of any civilization -- providing the optimal environment for raising children."
Terrible, terrible logic here. We allow any heterosexual couple to get married, even if they are infertile. Under this argument, only couples who could procreate could get married.
Bad, bad Mona. You need some better arguments if you want to effectively defend your discriminatory beliefs.