If modern monotheistic religions (i.e. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) choose to place their bronze and middle age ideas about proper human behavior between an American and his or her freedom to choose the lifestyle which bests fits how they feel, they had better prepared for a fight that will inevitably end with their defeat.
An overwhelming number of people thirty years or younger in America believe the issue of same-sex marriage is an issue of equality rather than an issue if religious moral code. This will be the first generation that will grow up and study this era of history. They will set the tone for how the actions of the people of this era are remembered in the history books.
Throughout American history those that have opposed freedom and equality have time andtime been defeated. Those that haveoppressed the rights of minorities, trampled natural human rights, and refused to learn to live in a world full of human diversity have all been recorded as villains in the annals of human history. Modern American religious institutions are placing themselves in a position to join the ranks of history’s villains.
The American monotheistic stance on same-sex marriage will someday very soon be compared to the Jim Crow laws,which existed in the south until 1954 and restricted the ability of minorities to vote. It will soon be compared to Virginia’s attempt at passing the “Racial Integrity Act of 1924” which attempted to outlaw interracial marriage and was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. It may also, very soon, be compared to Adolf Hitler’s mass genocide of eleven million people simply because they chose a different lifestyleor religion. Is this the type of legacy the ultra-conservative right wing of America wants to leave for their prospective religious institutions?
Advocates of freedom do not wish to make changes to any religion's definition of marriage. That will remain intact as long as the people who practice that religion exist. What proponents of freedom wish to achieve is a secular definition of marriage, defined by the United States government that is broad enough to include all Americans, not just one group of Americans who practice a certain religion or lifestyle.