On one side of the fence you have a group of people that are pushing for recognition as a married couple, and on the other hand you have a group of people that believe that God upholds homosexuality as sinful behavior. One side says it is a behavioral choice, and the other holds fast that it is ingrained in their genetic code. One thing is for certain though, ... marriage is NOT a Federal issue per the Constitution. This is a societal issue, to be handled by society. Marriage, always has, and always will be a religious matter. That's why people get married in a religious ceremony of some sort. The state has no right to give preferential treatment to any citizen because of their religious stature. Ergo, the state has no right to extend or even recognize marriages. Why do we waste our time with this worthless matter?