Buy WHY can't they just have civil unions??!!! Why does it have to be "marriage?"
There are more than 1,000 federal laws that confer benefits of one sort or another on married couples â€” everything from tax savings to Social Security benefits, but DOMA excludes those benefits for legally married same-sex couples.
Why can't we let the states decide and the people can vote their hearts?
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Won't gay marriage lead to polygamy and bestiality and pedophilia?
This isn't even on Congress's radar. The crux of their support for DOMA is...
"the core purpose and defining characteristic of the institution of marriage always has been the creation of a social structure to deal with the inherently procreative nature of the male-female relationship".
This is not good legal argument, folks. Lots of people don't have babies and they are allowed to marry. Lots of people have babies who are not married. A recent study said that children raised by hay and lesbian couples are not endangered.