Included below are a few videos of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Both candidates state their viewpoint on whether or not they support queer marriage. One makes it abundantly clear that he doesn't support it. The other makes it clear that he is for it but will support it as a civil union and leave it up to religious groups to decide whether or not it can be referred to as a marriage. The one who's not for gay marriage come hell or high water doesn't really need to be explained. And if he does, perhaps you are on the wrong web site. I'd stop reading right now and perhaps find a PFLAG site or maybe even go over to your witty hairstylist and ask them why their rights are as important as yours. (And yes, I'm fully aware that gays inhabit other jobs but I just adore the salon banter that only a hairstylist can provide.)
The one who wants to leave it to the religious denominations to decide whether or not they want to observe it as a marriage is not winning any points with me because I know many non religious straight people who get married in City Hall for example. I don't know of any pastor, minister, priest who, upon meeting a couple asks, "By the way, were you married in a church/temple/tent or were you married at City Hall? I gotta know, you know before I can decide whether or not in my eyes you're actually married! And, say, what about those Mets lately, huh???"
By virtue of them having genitalia that does not match, they are considered by everyone to be married.
If you boil it down, you will find that neither candidate is actually going to do anything about queer marriage. There is something fundamentally clear here. Whether you want to ever get married or not, whether you want the joys and sorrows that come with entering into a life long (until divorce that is) contract with another human being, you should at least admit one thing. We are not on equal footing with the other people in this nation. We're denied the