I can think of only thing that makes any sense to the opposition to gay marriage: There must be a limited number of marriage licenses available, like Maine lobster trapping licenses. People must be worried that there won't be any left if gays start using them up.
Let's think this through! The divorce rate is approaching 50 percent. Rather than cancel those marriage licenses, let's recycle them. It would be like assuming a home mortgage; a new couple would assume the rights and obligations of the license. Voila! Suddenly the divorce rate statistic would drop and marriage would be sacrosanct again. Suddenly, there would be enough marriage licenses to go around and people wouldn't be angry with gays anymore.
It seems that both Democrats and Republicans could reach across this aisle and agree on this.
Robert L. Whitson, Richland