Can some explain to me how heterosexual marriage is in any way affected by other people who choose to marry? Are hetero-sexual couples less likely to get married or stay married if gay people can get married?
It seems to me, on the face of it this reasoning is wholly flawed. The one doesn't effect the other - and if it does, in order to amend the Constitution, there ought to be ironclad evidence to prove it.
Why do we accept illogic from our public leaders? Why aren't the people promoting this irrational illogic laughing-stocks? If you want to ban same-sex marriage, at least make a legitimate case for why it ought to be done, and what benefit it will have to the nation. If there's no reason other than simple prejudice or Old Testament prohibitions that it ought to be done, and there's no benefit for the society as a whole, no person of legitimate intelligence or good conscience, regardless of their religious views, ought to support such an amendment.
America, if we are to be a nation governed by religiosity, can we at least progress from the Old Testament, to the New?