Gay Marriage is not about Marriage

Thanks to Jeff for sending this, it pretty much captures my thoughts.

Let's establish something right at the outset. About the fundamental idea of marriage itself, straight or gay, I don't give a shit. And as I said in a previous post, I've always been weary of same-sex marriage being the cause célèbre of the gay community. But the issue of marriage equality is something I have to support because gay marriage is not about marriage.

Arguments against same-sex marriage, at their core, have never been about the institution itself. They're fundamentally about homosexuality. So if you look underneath the shiny surface, "preserving the sanctity of marriage" is not the real issue—the aim is to attack sexual orientation, to disapprove of sexual identity, and to legalize discrimination, which is far more insidious and which will set this country back decades.