After reading this thread and seeing where both sides are coming from, I believe that the common compromise here is the not forcing churches to marry same sex couples. I am religious, but have had several friends and teachers that were gay. Not one of them forced their sexual orientation on me, nor did I force my religious beliefs on them. It is their life, and I choose to let them live in whatever way they want, no matter if I believe that it is moral or not. I do believe in the right of the church, however, and while I would probably never vote for gay marriage as a personal moral belief, I would never tell my children or allow anyone I know to disrespect or bash someone over their sexual orientation.