What about Freedom of Love?
I don’t typically like to get political because my circle of family and friends that I love and adore extends deep and wide, and stretches into all sides of the political, ideological and religious spectrum and therefore any time I speak up on any subject I run the risk of offending someone I truly care about and I really hate doing that, but there are times in history when one has to speak up and for me that time is now.
I know that for my devoutly religious friends marriage holds a special meaning and I respect that, I think you should remain committed to your meaning and hold it dear to your hearts, let it define your own marriages in exactly the way you want it to, it is your inalienable right.
I do not believe, however, that it is your right to legally block others from living life according to their beliefs as a means of defending its meaning for you. Defend its meaning in your heart, sure, but not the court. Telling people they should not be allowed to marry because it doesn’t adhere to your particular religious beliefs crosses the line in a free society. It is a block of basic human rights and I have to stand up for human rights. Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, and for me, what I see as Freedom of Love, these things must be protected.