This piece is compassionate toward our fellow citizens who believe in gay partnership, or throuples (threesomes), or wedlease (serial monogamous marriages),or any other variation relationships can take on the baseline relationship that is permanent, monogamous, and male-female.
Why does it matter? Because it is not ultimately about us finding our happiness. Sometimes happiness is found in the highest good–taking care of the most vulnerable among us (and I have seen some gay men write that, when they write opinions dissenting on the idea of gay marriage).
Our children are our future and they do matter.