Marriage is the union of 2 people religion may or may not play a part depending on personal beliefs. To suggest everyone has to live by your own individual beliefs is preposterous and somewhat hypocritical. By denying gays the rights to live as they choose religion are merely turning the focus to their own legitimacy.Gay and lesbian couples have the same responsibility to pay taxes as anybody else, they are bound by compulsory voting laws, they are not exempt from jury duty or other responsibilities because they love people of the same sex rather than the opposite sex. The Anti-gays often refuse to admit to the existence of gay Christians. Thus, if allowing gay marriage "infringes" on the rights of those who object.....doesn't banning gay marriage infringe just as much on those who's religious beliefs support gays and gay marriage?