I say "allegedly" because to an extent the purposes listed above were fulfilled with the enactment of domestic partnerships and civil unions, though evidently that wasn't enough.
Be that as it may, in 2008, then candidate Obama promised: "As your president, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws" and "I will never compromise on my commitment to equal rights for all LGBT Americans." (See HERE)
Sounds compassionate and reasonable?
The good news is, the world outside the closet has become increasingly welcoming to homosexuals to the point that these days it would be absurd to consider the world, on balance and for the most part. as hostile. (See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE)
And, to some extent, heterosexuals should be flattered that homosexuals are so envious of the decidedly heterosexual convention of marriage as to exert inordinate amounts of time and effort and money in an attempt to attain it--or at least make a pretense of being just like heterosexuals.
However, while rightly making the world safer for homosexuals and assuring them the same civil rights as other citizens, what resulted in going to the extreme and mangling the several millennial-year-old definition of marriage through legalizing same-sex marriage, has, in many respects, produced the opposite results than what many intended.
Here are some of the same-sex marriage Leftist LUNCs: (Update: several of the points made in the following posts are touched on in a more recent article written in anticipation of a 2015 Supreme Court Ruling. The article provides compelling evidence that many of the LUNCs listed below were anticipated and desired and even a part of the over-all manipulative plan: You Will Be Assimilated: The same-sex marriage bait and switch. Also, the points to be made below, and others that could be made, havew motivated Daniel Payne to pen a stirring article on "The Big Gay Marriage Lie: Gay Marriage Doesn't Hurt Anyone".)
- Hurting the Children - Children have been wrongly exploited in the pursuit of "gay marriage," and sadly they stand to bear the brunt of this radical and unprecedented social experiment.
- Too Few - Just a measly 6% of homosexuals have entered into legalize relationships where possible. Was it all worth it?
- Spike in Social Ills - Liberal efforts to decrease health and mortality risks among homosexuals, has resulted in the opposite.
- Degraded Traditional Marriage -By legalizing same-sex marriage and altering other marital and moral terms, the fundamental institution of society has subsequently lost some of its appeal and virtue and moral impetus.
- Marriage in Crisis -Good and decent liberals have naively supposed that their support for same-sex marriage would ultimately strengthen the fundamental structure of society, but in reality they have unwittingly accented to the destruction of the traditional family--and for the life of them, they can't see it.
- Ripple Effect -With the decline of marriage and family and social mores brought on somewhat by legalizing same-sex marriage...there are other Leftist LUNCs rippling therefrom.
- Costly Gov Expansion -Legalizing same-sex marriage by liberals could cost trillions of dollars during the Nation's second wprst financial crisis and spiraling national debt..
- No "Marriage Equality" -Legalizing same-sex marriage didn't, and won't, and can't produce "marriage equality" as claimed. This liberal concept is an illusion and a ruse.
- Loss of Freedom -Gay marriage was intended to extend freedom, but will take away some freedoms for opponents and proponents alike.
- Opened Floodgates -Moral and legal groundwork has now been laid for liberal legitimization of other alternative, socially unpopular and repelling marriages, lifestyles, and behaviors.
- Destructive Compassion -The destructive power of liberalism is manifest in the promotion of homosexuality and gay marriage. People are literally being killed by liberal kindness.
- Blurs Critical Male/Female Distinction -Through liberal promotion of gay marriage and other cultural causes, the value of women and mothers has been diminished.
- House Divided When it comes to homosexual issues, iberals are now at each others throats.
For an explanation as to why these same-sex marriage Leftist LUNCs have happened, see: The politics of Victimization, Compassion, Equality, Emotions, Bullying, Propaganda and Disinformation [the unlinked topics will be posted later as they are completed]