On the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages: Even though most of us know that this is nothing but a distraction since there is no way this could never pass the 2/3, 2/3 needed, much less ratification by the states, the Bush logic is worthy of review. Premise: Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Fact: No civil marriage is sacred [in the eyes of God as implied]. Most churches do not perform gay marriages. If a church chooses to allow gay marriages, the state shall mandate otherwise. Conclusion: Bush seeks to both mandate religious law in churches, that is he wants the state to declare what is and is not sacred, and he also seeks to impose religious precepts on a civil institution.