Yes, it bothers me that two people who love each other can’t get married because of religious and social bigotry and that two people who hate one another have the right to be married.
Yes, it does bother me. It bother me a whole fucking lot.
@mtngirlsouth – No, they can’t. I agree that religious marriage should not be mandated by the government, but gays do not have access to legal, civil, 100% secular marriage. And repeated attempts to gain these rights-without any attempt to force churches to marry gay people-have been met with opposition by evangelical Christians and conservatives.
They don’t want to be married in religious institutions that hate them (at least, some don’t), they want the legal benefits which are currently denied to them.