Second, I think MC's point that marriage is bad is being misunderstood by you. I think he only meant it as a personal choice and that it wasn't bad as much as he just disagreed with it. I am not sure where he stands on monogamy, but marriage is not the only way to achieve it.
Being in a relationship is already complicated enough. Why bring the government into it and complicate it more? I don't have a problem with marriage as I am happily married, but I understand people that do.
That is part of it. Relationships are difficult as it is and marriage is a way to make two people who are having serious complications stay together. The majority of people who get married in the US get divorced, and the majority of the ones who stay married do not stay "happily married".
My uncle was with his girlfriend for 23 years, had kids and lived a perfectly happy life. They didn't need involve anyone in their relationship, they were just together. Marriage does not make a family, nore does it make anything "official", as the majority of the time it doesn't even last. Had they had complications, it would have been been much easier than if they had been married. They could have simply split up, then decided custody for the kids, where as if they were married... I think you get the point.
I could honestly make an entire thread with many, many reasons as to why I think marriage is bad, but this thread really isn't about if marriage is wrong or not, so I'll stop there.
By reading this thread, you can see that many people here don't care either way if gays get married or not. No one here is against them getting married, that's for sure.
My opinion - I don't care. If they wish to suffer like the rest of us, let them, but if they do wish to do so, then they need to start taking it more seriously, as putting on spectacles in the middle of the street isn't helping their cause.