Everyone keeps talking about those of a different RACE! We are talking about those of the SAME gender. A goat cannot marry a HORSE and have the SAME consideration of another goat i.e. give birth. So in that analogy[for me], marriage between the same sex is NOT the same agrument/debate as if we were discussing the issue of marriage between a MAN and a WOMAN. Cuz in ANY race there is still the same consideration which is procreation for those who want it[not talking about those marriages that can not produce children or those who don't want to-that's different]. And so, if that's the case in terms of one of the purposes of marrage, same sex union should create their own INTERPRETATION of consideration totally apart from unions between heterosexuals. Cuz why? It. Is. NOT. The. Same. No matter how you try to force it in the thinking process.....a square can NOT fit into a circle reasonably...unless it's forced. And that's not the natural order of things. And I'm not saying these folks shouldn't find their OWN source of marriage recognition....I'm saying they CANNOT use CIVIL RIGHTS/HUMAN RIGHTS violations[that many blackfolks died over] as their platform. Cuz why? It doesn't FIT! Or for a better word....it doesn't apply to them as same sex couples. It just doesn't. Bottom line.