This whole gay marriage thing is so entertaining. This is a perfect example of my kind of political paradox. You get idiot bourgeois gays and lesbians who want their sexual relationship and love recognized by the State and society. They all queue in SF to get that all precious little paper saying: "Yes, it is OK, you can fuck each other in the butt and lick each other's genitals with the approval of the all-knowing benevolent State if not God, yes, that big boy in the sky who is watching you".
Oh, I am all in favor of that movement, this is just perfect; I don't need the State to tell me it is OK to sleep with my girl and live happily ever after, but by all means, go on, smile, cry and jump up in joy at your great achievement, the general recognition of same-sex love and long-term relationships. Yes, I am all in favor of that because eventually, people will finally understand that no; there is nothing sacred about marriage.
Imagine all those Christians and other traditionalist dolts getting outraged that the State, and even some churches, finally give the legal approval and religious sacrament of marriage to gays and lesbians. They will have to reconsider their outlook, and, without any reference on which to rest their beliefs, with no special recognition by Society, they will finally realize they are mere privately owned, state-subsidized children's factories, whose sole reason to exist is to procure money-earning flesh that will finance their retirement and the retirement of others -- which BTW is the only justification for the tax-breaks and welfare support they get.
And the paradox finally comes here: those gays and lesbians who now marry will, in the future, not get the special, money-substantiated recognition that will go to baby producing couples. Except of course for those lesbians who get artificial insemination. How amusing. They starve for recognition, and will not get any. This is like inflation, the State prints so many marriage certificates that soon they will be worth nothing. I love that.
There is a cherry on the cake: With people shedding their illusions about the real purpose of breeding will logically come the industrialization of pregnancy and of that whole pain inducing labor process. Women won't have to go through having to bear some living being into their own belly (eew) and then expel it forcefully and dolorously through their vagina (ouch). I personally reject with the utterest disgust the idea of growing a parasite in my own body and welcome any progress toward artificial insemination and extra-uterine fetus growth.
At the moment, I am perfectly happy with the continued existence of those women who seem to enjoy the whole thing: get babies, girls, you seem to find that so exhilarating I wouldn't want to knock off your enthusiasm. Raise them, educate them, do that for a miserable tax-break, welfare benefits, or the love and protection of your husband (i.e. no pay at all, precarious living and emotional enslavement). You are so cheap I wouldn't want you to change your mindset.
For debate: With the legalization of homosexual marriage should come more recognition for the role of women as breeders, and this means a salary commensurate with the effort they put in the task. This of course should come in addition to other progressive measures, such as getting men to do more of the job of raising children, getting better health care for women, providing more baby care facilities, etc, etc.