I'm surprised I don't see a thread about this already up. A federal judge struck down California's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage today. http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/08/04/california-same-sex-marriage.html The ruling will be appealed, of course, and will likely end up in the Supreme Court. This ruling is a huge step in the right direction for equality and civil rights. I have never heard a single sensible argument against same-sex marriage. Most come down to one of two things: 1) The dictionary says it's wrong or: 2) The Bible says it's wrong Neither of which are a good enough reason to discriminate based on gender. If a woman can marry a man, why can't another man do so? The government cannot discriminate based on gender without some compelling state interest. So far, no such compelling state interest has ever been demonstrated in court to my knowledge.