As you introduce something else here, are you claiming that there is a 'gay agenda' to tear down Christians? Many of them ARE Christians! As are many of us that support SSM. They arent tearing down *MY* religion or traditions. They want to marry because that is what American couples in love DO. Do you have anything to support the existance or intent of some gay agenda?
And the bold is one of the things I was getting at. You dismiss the state as EVIL. And apparently meaningless when it comes to YOUR marriage. It's only before God that your marriage matters TO YOU. However...you wanted the 'lovely benefits therein.' So you choose to take advantage of that evil state that recognizes marriage for sinners and atheists and other religions.
Which(the benefits, etc) you feel should be denied gays? THAT is about *equality.* And because marriage means 'marriage' to them, that is what they want, not civil unions. (Separate but equal has been found unConstitutional)
So you just proved that it is indeed about equality.