Whom is that "basic tenet" according to and why are they justified in defining what marriage is or isn't?How does this change the basic tenet of Marriage?
The purpose of marriage between a man and a woman is to provide a contract that binds them in a solemn promise before God for life to procreate and create and raise children as a FAMILY. Gays cannot procreate, it is a LIFE style. Only a MAN and a WOMAN can.
Why should they have to be? Why aren't churches content with the government allowing gay marriage, and not forcing them to perform them if it goes against their belief system?Why don't you explain why Gay activists cannot be content with Civil Unions?