Animals -- why are so many gay marriage opponents so obsessed with animals? Here's another one (from The New York Times):
...Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, who discussed the church's position in a radio interview, condemned same-sex marriage as something that might, by extension, be compared to the legal union of people and their pets.
"I will give you an example, O.K.?," Bishop DiMarzio said in an appearance on Fred Dicker's political talk show on WROW-AM. "You want to reduce something to the absurd, which is basically rhetorical use of an image: Why can't we have marriages between people and pets?" the bishop said. "I mean, pets really love their masters and why can't we have a marriage so they could inherit their money?"
When asked by Mr. Dicker, who is a political writer for The New York Post, if he thought same-sex marriage might be a "Pandora's Box" that would lead to other forms of legally sanctioned unions, Bishop DiMarzio said, "It certainly is."
"There is no end to it unless we really come back to some common understanding of our roots as a country," he said....
Adam and Steve? Sure. Adam and Fido? No way. Nobody wants human-pet marriages. How do we get these people to understand that?