AND AS FOR YOU GAY-RIGHTS ADVOCATES.
You might have a variety of reasons for wanting to push this gay marriage concept, but equal protection under the law certainly isn't one of them. I, as a straight male, do not have one single right under the law that you don't also enjoy. Not one.
You say that you aren't free to marry your gay lover? Well, guess what. I'm not free to marry another man either. Same rights. Equal protection. All single men are free to marry single women. All single women are free to marry single men. Men are not free to marry men .. ditto for women. Same rights. Equal protection.
The gay community has spent years and frankly gone through a bit of hell trying to gain a measure of acceptance in American society. It's a shame to see this good will being expended on this ridiculous gay marriage controversy. You're not doing yourselves any favors here.