I'm not opposed to same sex marriage per se but I am a little disappointed with the way we seem to be rushing into making laws allowing it without a lot of rational discussion about it. It's such an emotional issue that it may be impossible to have a rational discussion on it, but, if that's the case, maybe we should wait until we have a clearer picture of the situation before we codify things into law. It's important for lawmakers to take human emotions into account when drafting legislation but the laws themselves should be written with reason rather than emotion.
It's my opinion that emotions are causing us to overlook an important concept in this issue. Now that traditional marriage is being challenged in a fundamental way, rather than simply changing marriage laws to accommodate current whims, it might be good to ask some questions regarding the need for, or purpose of, marriage laws in the current culture.
Specifically: What purpose does it serve, what do we hope to accomplish, by having government (re)establish and maintain a legal entity called "marriage"?