A couple of additional thoughts on same-sex marriage:
1. Rand Paul, among others, has expressed hope that the Supreme Court will basically kick the matter of SSM back to the states, which is where in his view such decisions should be made. That sounds fine in principle, but in practice is nothing short of ridiculous, in that the very case currently before the Supremes resulted from a state's having made that very determination. Proposition 8 was that most democratic of initiatives, a referendum, wherein the people of California roundly rejected the oxymoronic same-sex "marriage." But wait...a federal judge, a self-identified homosexual named Vaughn Walker, voided the people's judgment. It's a commonplace occurrence today: a state passes a bill or a referendum, and, in our inverted system of today, a federal judge unilaterally subverts the will of the people. Our Constitution is still in place, but the practical fact is that federalism today is dead as a doornail. Maybe we could use a man like Andrew Jackson, who famously said of the Chief Justice of the United States, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it." (Note: in citing this quotation, I advance no opinion about the Worcester v. Georgia case; my point is that President Jackson, rightly or wrongly in this case, made a stand on a separation-of-powers basis, unlike, say, Governor Mitt Romney when the Mass. Supreme Court strong-armed the Legislature into creating an SSM bill.)
2. The question is often asked today, "What harm could same-sex marriage do to the rest of society?" The overarching answer is that moral corruption weakens any society. "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34) Homosexuality in itself is a moral failing, that is, a sin. But for a nation to codify and solemnize the sodomy and try to stretch God's institution of marriage to include it is an affront to the Creator, and to the American people. But in addition there are any number of roads the bullies in the SSM movement will go down in order to cram their quirks into every nook and cranny of American life. As pastor, I can easily envision coming demands that conservative Bible-based churches perform same-sex "marriages." This will of course be under the banner of the tortured, stretched and abused (and certainly by now in its reach unrecognizable to its authors) Fourteenth Amendment. When the churches refuse, they will be stripped of their tax-exempt status, thereby completely undermining the financial base of evangelical churches, and leaving only the politically correct, complying "churches" to enjoy the advantage. What makes you think that it wouldn't happen? Is it your confidence in the government's respect for First Amendment freedom of religion? Tell that to today's Catholic institutions, whose enumerated Constitutional right to the free exercise of religion doesn't seem to amount to a hill of beans in today's political and judicial climate.