I think we can agree that we are all entitled to our opinion on marriage, but I haven't heard a cogent argument from anyone (here or anywhere else) as to how any marriage agreement between two (or more, for that matter) adults affects me or my marriage in any way. Most of my beliefs tend to fall in the conservative or libertarian camp. I guess on this one, I'm pretty libertarian. I may have religious beliefs that disapprove of homosexuality and polygamy, but that doesn't mean I want to impose my religeous beliefs on everyone in the country any more than I want ANYONE imposing thier religeous beliefs on me. I'm certainly not a believer in "gay rights". As far as I can tell, everybody has the same rights. In my state, I have the right to marry someone of the opposite sex, but not someone of the same sex. A gay person has the exact same right. If the law is changed to allow us to marry someone of the same sex, we will still have the exact same right, just a difference in inclination.
I guess I just don't quite understand why folks get so worked up about gay marriage. It's not like if they are allowed to marry, they are going to reproduce and take over the world.
Marvin, you spoke of dishonest goals. Could you elaborate so that I can understand what you mean?