Everywhere but the US (where people are FREE, d*mmit) legalizes gay marriage!
Quickly followed by:
Everyone but the US (who fully believes in equality) has had or has a female leader!
It's no wonder the Europeans don't really take us seriously.
The reason many (French and European) are against legalizing homosexual marraige is because they are against parents of the same gender raising children. The issue of raising kids with no mother or no father (a former huge issue with adoption agencies) and any potential problems associated need to be addressed before just diving in cold, or so the opinion of most Europeans.
All this blah blah about paper certificates signed by some stranger that is worth less than a bag of chips diverts from the issue important to most leaving the discussion to possible compromise astray and without resolution.
PS...to those that use their influence to push the public before they are ready or before they had a chance to ask any questions just provokes and does not help the homosexual marraige issue in the least. In fact, just the opposite. So which side are you on?
A lot of the public wasn't ready for equality for black people but that didn't stop our Supreme Court and it shouldn't have.
You can't just deny people rights because other people aren't "ready" to treat people as equals.