As you may or may not have heard, the Empowering Spirits Foundation, a gay rights organization, has filed a challenge with the IRS to the tax exempt status of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine. This action comes in the wake of the Diocese's work gathering signatures in order to overturn the recently passed same sex marriage law in Maine. Gay rights activists in California attacked churches and some parishioners after they supported proposition 8, the constitutional ammendment to ban gay marriage.
Gay rights activists like these need to get over it. There are some non-profit organizations that are going to be for gay marriage. There is no reason to take vindictive actions against these groups and actions such as the above, simpy make more people opposed to gay marriage.
Personally I don't hate gays. I really don't have any problem with what two people do behind closed doors. The government shouldn't have ANYTHING to do with sexual acts between two consenting adults. Ok you are gay. Or you are not. Fine. I don't need to know about it. You have the full right to live your life and I have the right to live mine. As to rights such as the right to inherit benefits from a partner, hospital visitation rights and other such things, this is no problem. Gay couples should have rights via civil unions. But I don't see the battle of gay marriage as about that.
In states where gay marriage has passed, activitists have worked to get curriculm in schools to teach children about these non-traditional "mariages." That is where too many gay marriage activists are crossing the line. The line is crossed when you try to enforce your beliefs regarding gay marriages and gay relationships on children in schools. This is unacceptable. I believe that all sexual instruction in schools is completely out of line. Information on all relationships both gay and straight need to come from the parents. It is actually the job of the parents to teach children this. And I don't want liberals instilling in my children (when I have them) or any other children their San Francisco morality which includes, abortion, promiscuity and the virtues of trying drugs.
The line is also crossed when you force faith communities to accept your lifestyle and your versions of marriage. There are churches that do marry gays. And if they believe in marrying gays, I'm not going to stop them. But I don't want my church to be forced to do this.
And since traditionally, marriage has been between a man and a woman, for thousands of years, there is no since in changing it now. The reason why a marriage is a marriage, is because it involves two people, a man and a woman coming together and forming a unit, that sometimes results in children. There are many books and articles on the benefits of marriage, one such book is The Case for Marriage.