their is a simple solution to this whole gay marriage deal.
Get the gov’t out of the marriage business altogether.
There IS no “marriage” from a legal standpoint. Or everyone gets a marriage license. Same thing–there is no meaningful difference. Each person owes in taxes what he or she owes, regardless of marital status. This is easier with a flat tax, but it is not crucial for this to work. Everyone files income tax. So live with and “marry” whomever or whatever you want in any number. If you have common property, there are guidelines for that. You live together more than X years? It’s a common-law “marriage.” Get a “prenup,” you fool! The only issue is the contract.
Now, if you want to be married in the Catholic Cathedral, go talk to the Priest. He can put whatever strictures he wants on his own property. You don’t have to be married by the Catholic Priest. You can have a ceremony done by any bum on the street (or none at all). Such a marriage is a religious issue, not a State one. The State should just butt out.