I have heard from many proponents of same-sex marriage that there is no harm to others or traditional marriage practitioners. Allow me to describe what I heard from an LA city judge who was outspokenly homosexual. He said that he could not wait until (this was in 2006) gay marriage becomes Federally legal, because when it does he knows other gay couples who will approach a pastor they felt resentment towards and ask him to marry them. When he refuses based on his religious values to not marry homosexuals they will sue him for violating their civil rights. If there is no Federal protection (1st Amendment validation) or willingness to protect pastors from having this responsibility, many people could potentially be harmed.