Here we go again with the "importance" of Marriage. Social Conservatives however, refuse to realize and recognize their "solutions" put forth to "strengthen" Marriage - i.e. Covenant Marriage - is probably THE biggest Conservative Legislative failure of *all time*.
SoCons, you can't even get your own kind in three of the most Conservative States to enter into Covenant Marriage! If Marriage is "so critical" to Society, why has not a single piece of divorce legislation made it past a legislative committee in more than a decade?
The dye has now been cast. 9 states allow same-sex Marriage, so people in Alabama are just going to have to deal with the fact people in New York et; al can have a same sex wedding.