I've just been reading this thread, missed it before, and here's my 2c worth.
I think if a couple, be it heterosexual or homosexual love eachother then it is no one else's business but their's if they get married. Their families even have no real right to meddle with their happiness and so strangers like us and the law makers of our various countries CERTAINLY do not. What gets me is that people who are against it are giving pretty lame reasons, if it's religion then would those people make single mothers, divorcees and children born out of wedlock outcasts? Would they deny them the same rights everyone else has? Religion is responsible, unfortunately, for so much hatred and non-understanding of anyone a bit different in their way of life than what they DEEM to be right, let me just say that I believe in God, but with me it's a more personal belief because I don't think I could believe in a God who took away his love from people for ANY reason, God is unconditional. So, that's the religious thing, then there's the fact that people say that homosexual couples FLAUNT themselves, that I think is utterly unfair.
Do not heterosexual couples flaut themselves, making out all over the place, when you kiss your partner in the street, because you love him, or her, does that mean you're flaunting it? No because everyone thinks it's normal. Surely "normal" should be two respectful people sharing their love and lives together. When I hug my boyfriend in the street, or kiss him after a lovely night out, at least I don't have to worry about people making jeers and being offensive. Surely you all can see that this is enough of an excuse to try to stand up to the world and show that they're not afraid to be seen to be who they essentially are. Why is that flaunting it?
Gay culture, I find to be very full and still blossoming, because finally some wiser politicians are realising that it is ridiculous to put down people just because they find their own sex attractive. I can't really understand why people have a problem with this. They're not hurting you or anyone with their actions. Please think about it.
What business is it of our's? ANd if you don't like it then just don't look, it's that simple. But don't say they flaunt it, because when people see a young heterosexual couple kissing, they say awwwwwww look at young love, so why is it the moment they are homosexual it suddenly becomes FLAUNTING?
As for the children issue, this world has so many children born into heterosexual abusive homes, heterosexual people for whom, it's "OK" to have kids, treating them as commodities, abusing them, domineering them or abandoning them, so why would it be wrong for a loving gay couple to have a child? I say it's great, especially those couples who want to adopt children who need love. I honestly think we're all sitting on a throne of judgement we just don't belong on if we start thinking of gay people as "abnormal", I sure as hell wouldn't class myself pure enough to cast any first stone, especially at a culture that is asking only for the same rights as hetero people have. There is just no JUST reason for preventing them, love is love. Full stop.
(P.S. sorry about the length)