Gay marriage is not equal. It is not the same as marriage, and demonstrably not given the fact that the entirety of humanity is produced by heterosexual reproduction, and gay unions are utterly incapable of producing said offspring, which never go on to populate society, which has no vested interest in the recognition of gay unions.
The argument against "separate but equal" only applies when the equality is in fact, not when a false equality is being fabricated and forced by the dictate of a few.
"If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
~ James Madison
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
and currently no civil unions/domestic partnerships do get those federal protections, rights and benefits
also based on legal precedence domestic partnerships / civil unions are not as legally binding as marriage and in many cases need filed multiple times to even have SOME rights of marriage (state, county, city etc)
like i said you are talking about a fantasy situation that doesnt exist and facts disprove.