The truth is marriage has been a spiritual bond/religious bond for the last 10,000 years..
Marriage ritualistic artifacts have been found that are over 10,000 years old -- and none of these rituals have anything to do with government(s), and everything to do with the spiritual/religious.
Governments had NOTHING to do with any of these "unions" unless they were to "unify" families for political or wealth reasons.
Sorry, but sharing common spiritual beliefs in the name of a bond of marriage constitutes "religious" to me.
One of you will end up here next!
"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.
The reason I'm for gay marriage is that I'm just not against it, to be honest. Maybe if I thought this was truly a tragedy that gay couples don't get that peice of paper, I'd be more active in my support of it. I know a lot of people who never married, but were very happy.
I just think people should be able to marry who they want and that's that.
You still haven't said how legalizing SSM will make the prejudices against gays go away, or them being able to get jobs and houses they are not getting today.