Exactly what business is it of anyone's if my partner and I go down to the courthouse and get a marriage license? I mean really. If our different-sexed, married couple neighbors don't like the idea of two men getting a marriage license...so fucking what. What right do they have to object to anyone else's getting a government issued marriage license that THEY obviously had access to? Who tried to stop them? Why should they be able to limit the issuance of marriage licenses to couples they like?
Let's say they cite their religious beliefs as a source of their objection. SO WHAT? What the fuck does THEIR religion have to do with US? We are citizens of a country and a state with religious freedom. That means we don't have to live according to someone else's religious beliefs. It also means that the government has no business imposing someone else's religious beliefs on us, even though we know that doesn't stop them unconstitutionally from doing so, and frequently.
What causes people to even think that they should be able to stop OTHER PEOPLE from getting a marriage license? What arrogance! It has nothing whatsoever to do with them. It has no effect on their lives. If my partner and I went down to the courthouse and got a marriage license they would never even know it. Think about it. The gay couple has been living next door for ten years, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, putting the garbage out. Everyone in the neighborhood sees that it's two men living together. Then one day the couple goes down to the courthouse and gets a marriage license and they go to a judge and get married. And the next day, they mow the lawn and put the garbage out just like they've been doing for the past ten years. Nobody even necessarily knows that the couple is now married. Everything is the same in everyone else's life.
HOW DOES OUR GETTING MARRIED HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH STRANGERS' LIVES??? OUR MARRIAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYONE ELSE! IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!