This was brought up in another thread, but deserves its own. Why do you think of it? I am not gay, but I do not agree with the bans. Marriage is now considered a union of religous values. Although, there is supposed to be a seperation of church and state. Marriage is only a LEGAL paper to say that two people have made a contract to live and take care of each other for the rest of their life. The church, synagogue, mosque or whatever weddings are your vows with your god or gods to live each other. If people want to be against marriage for their religous reasons, then they should take up gay marriage in their churches, not through the government. So, since the government controls "marriage" as a legal means to say that they will take care of each other, then gay "marriage" should be recognized! Or, how is this? Do not recognize any marriages at all! It is only for tax and legal purposes only. If they have kids, then that is settled in court like it is now. Don`t need marriage for that. All I am saying is that all humans should be treated the same. Ok, now people will bring up marrying more than one person at a time... well, if the poor sap can afford it and can live with the nagging times 5, then so be it... good luck! Now, my view of marriage may sem dim in this mail, but it is not. I am not talking anything religous, just the LEGAL word of MARRIAGE, not the relgious word.