Certainly some gays are seeking societal approval thru the courts, but not all. Most gay couples seek security and stability and they do so because they're human. To so easily discount that shows you to be pretty cold and hard-hearted, yankette. Then to blame the devaluation of marriage on the attention currently paid to gay marriage is utterly absurd. Heterosexuals began devaluing marriage long ago when divorce rates starting going thru the roof. The devaluation of marriage is neither recent nor something that can be blamed on gay folks.