While I am completely against gay marriage, perspective demands that we keep sight of what is ACTUALLY killing marriage....
Those words, “until death do us part” mean absolutely nothing to most people today. I cannot believe the casualness with which people I work with discuss divorce. I’m afraid that to much (if not most) of our society, marriage has fallen into the same category as leasing a car. We’ll try it for a while, and if we don’t like it, just cancel the contract.
Divorce is not nearly as wide spread as the media would have you believe -— the “1/2 of all marriages end in divorce” line is particularly misleading.
Most originally-married people stay married, but divorced people tend to get married-and-divorced mutiple times. It throws off the statistics.
The so-called “no-fault revolution” has resulted in marriages in the US lasting an average of 11 years. Used to be much harder to obtain divorce, and quite often the only legitimate grounds were things like adultery, abandonment or suchlike.