When you resort to that "pound sand", "irrational fear", and name calling stuff it doesn't look good for you.
But ... ask yourself why you resist answering the "hypothetical" question in print.
It's like you know the answer.
Saying "Until you show me otherwise" is a clue.
Think about it.
Pssst: no you can't. Marriage carries with it obligations involving child and spousal support and creditors rights, that cannot be contracted out of.2) no need to jettison traditional marriage to accomodate any particular demographic ... you can enter into a contract with anyone about anything already without calling it marriage.
I'm constantly impressed at how little conservatives know about the legal institution they purport to defend.
There's really only one appropriate way for SSM proponents to answer the question.
You're dancing around it but is your answer "It doesn't matter" ?
But the bottom line is that regardless of how shoddy hetero child rearing can sometimes be, homosexual child rearing, at least by the numbers, can actually influence the child's sexual proclivities in addition to other implications. At a minimum it also casts suspicion on the notion that homosexuality is established at birth.
And if there can be 2 bottom lines, the other one is that there isn't enough data to conclude SSM definitely has no effect on children.