""""It eliminates a *restriction*, ergo it is a vote for freedom. Simple."""
Yes, simple and ridiculous.
People are free to do whatever they want NOW. There are no "restrictions", gay marrige is not "illegal". They can have this "contract" between individuals - just not with the state and all the rest of us. Removing a "restriction" about who the government will sanction in a government program (marriage) is not about enhancing freedom. Getting the govenment involved in your relationship is not freedom. You are profoundly confused.