Originally Posted by Tommycat
Not that I disagree with giving equal rights to the GLBT community, but your characterization of opposition being that it would "force the US to give homosexuals equal rights" is somewhat misleading. The opposition would be that it would again step on states rights as it is the states' right to determine marital standards.
Not so much misleading as a matter of opinion I'd think. Some think of it as an equal privilege to be shared, and some don't.