I’d like to point out to the rest of the straight mob: there’s nothing “tricky” or “complicated” about supporting gay marriage.
Would anyone claim it is a “tricky issue” or “tradition” that black people shouldn’t marry whites? Or would that simply be racist?
Citing tradition, religion or the status quo (as politicians, religious leaders do) doesn’t somehow excuse you from common decency.
If you don’t like gay marriage then it is simple: don’t get gay married or stay at home if invited (you may miss some rather extravagant gay weddings). Don’t for an instant think that supporting a ban is any more acceptable than wanting a ban on mixed race weddings (which I’m sure had another set of unenlightened people in the past crying about the decline of society and death of morality).
You don’t choose your skin colour at birth, nor do you choose your sexuality (when did you decide to be straight?).
You can however choose to continue to be ignorant, prejudiced, racist or homophobic.
(A letter the smh didn’t publish.. Guess pointing out that racism and homophobia are identical was too “out there” for ‘em).