Gay marriage comes across as a complicated issue in the media, but itís very trivial if you look at it from the right perspective.
Marriage is a religious institution and it should have remained as such. The separation of church and state should have kept this from becoming a government issue, but with our current laws, thatís where we are. Does anyone think the government should regulate religious ceremonies? I would imagine that God disagrees with government influence.
The way it stands now gay people cannot get married in most states, because the religious, non-homosexual majority does not approve of it. Whether this is right or wrong wonít be discussed, because the solution makes this a non-issue.
Lastly, the half solutions that some states have come up with only end up annoying both sides. The religious feel like they have been given marriage even though it is called civil unions, and the gay people feel denied some liberties by not calling it by the same name.
The solution is simple:
* Return the concept of marriage back to the realm of religion. Let each church and itís members decide if they approve of gay marriage.
* Regarding the civil benefits of marriage, let all types of couples obtain civil unions, which are not marriages, but simply cohabitation with benefits.http://newsx.info/bp/2009/03/30/the-easy-fix-to-gay-marriage/