Take a minute and read this article. The author, Ted Olson, was the lawyer for Bush in the Bush vs Gore supreme court case and has now taken up Perry vs Schwarzenegger on the side of Perry.
“When we refuse to accord this status to gays and lesbians, we discourage them from forming the same relationships we encourage for others. And we are also telling them, those who love them, and society as a whole that their relationships are less worthy, less legitimate, less permanent, and less valued. We demean their relationships and we demean them as individuals. I cannot imagine how we benefit as a society by doing so.”