Fraggle: I'm missing something here. First, what's with the obsession against people from West Virginia? Second, I'm not really sure if you're disagreeing or agreeing with the quoted post? Third, I think gay couples tend to distant two families rather than "bring them together and have in-laws," because of the inherent deviance of it. Many - maybe most? - of the relatives might tend to distance themselves from the source, else just talk gossip behind their backs, which further causes social problems and concerns. Fourth, in what way do "gay couples provide more resources, more manpower, more everything, at least outside West Virginia"? If they weren't with their gay partner, would they then be unproductive and not be able to work? How does this in any way provide for more resources, manpower - and "everything"? Everything??? If we were all gay, the human race would cease to exist. It is a socially deviant form of Nature and is counterproductive to the fundamental primacy of the value of the family - a coherent normal family. The children of a gay marriage would not only grow up being embarassed and mocked through school, they would also grow up being confused about the instincts that Nature gave them to folow, i.e., the natural attraction to the opposite sex.