Personally, the issue of gay marriage affects me very little. So when it comes to how I live my life and how important gay marriage is to my day-to-day existence, its importance is somewhere around 1 or 2.
But when it comes to my personal political beliefs and how passionate I am about the cause itself? It's something like a 9 or 10. It's really interesting how my favorite topic of interest is generally foreign policy and yet i spend most of my time here arguing for gay marriage lol.