If there is one thing that antebellum enslaved people taught us, it's that you don't need legal recognition of marriage to create a marriage, be married, to have a marriage that is recognized by friends, family and one's community. There marriages had little legal legitimacy and protections. What legal recognition of marriage is about is just that, and economic justice. Gay people, of course, are hardly slaves. But, as with enslaved people, their marriages, recognized by friends, family and their communities, are much too often not legally recognized. Gay married couples, their children, sometimes even their parents, are being disadvantaged by legal economic and other discriminations. Why are you against the Golden Rule?