It seems to be that way under the law but real life is different to the law. I have always felt like there is a definite connection between religion and marriage. My views do not come from a religious bias but rather the fact that I am an atheist.
When my wife asked me to marry her 25 years ago I said no. I did not believe in the institution of marriage and I didn’t buy into the hocus pocus B.S. that came with it. ( I also don’t want a funeral no matter what the circumstances although I struggle to see how I might have a say in that). The reason I can’t say yes to Gay people getting married is because I reckon it’s stupid and I would feel like a hippocrite if i backed it.
After all that I have been married for 20 years because I realised how important it was to my wife. I’m unsure of my stance because somebody important to me made me realise it’s not all about me.
This stuff is not easy for us hacks to deal with and it’s not our job. It’s increasingly painful when you have a brother who is really brilliant and gay and another brother who is a pain and has been for 40 years.