If we change the scenario a little bit and a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, try to get married it causes uproar.
California, Hawaii, New York, and the District of Columbia all have domestic partnership laws and civil partnerships meaning it is almost a marriage without the matrimony.
Civil partnerships also give couples the ability to have joint bank accounts, live in the same house, and pay bills together.
Who would be affected if homosexual marriage was legalized? Everyone believes there is one person who is out there to love us. Parenthood is a benefit of marriage and gay couples cannot have children by themselves, without some type of help, so they look to adoption agencies.
In some cases gay couples are put on longer waiting lists or denied completely.