What Portman and the author and all the LGBT out there don't get is: this is bigger than you. You're up against the Lord on this one. We don't have the authority to redefine marriage (or gender, for that matter) because it was created by God. In our arrogance, we think we can improve on God's plan for the family (or plan for human body) by altering it to fit our current hedonist age. What "gay marriage" is and always will be an thinly disguised attack on the faith (and the faithful, who are targeted and sued as "haters"). Think it can't get worse? It can, and it will, because the LGBT won't ever be satisfied. Now "they" want transgendered troops. What next? Specifying "to be determined" in the box for gender on birth certificates?