Opposing gay marriage isn’t discrimination, writing laws against gay marriage and denying gay couples equal rights is. The laws are denying equal protection under the law for a segment of the population. For example, I was watching a documentary recently about a gay man who has been raising the same foster child for the last 10 years in the State of Florida. Yet, the state laws don’t allow him to go ahead and adopt this child. So, he is a good enough parent to raise this child, who by the way is now an older child and black meaning his chances of being adopted by a man/woman couple are pretty much zero, the child considers him his father, but yet he can’t have full parental rights. That is discrimination. How about the lesbian couple (again in Florida) that came to Mimi to take a cruise with their three adopted children. They had a civil union in another state and paperwork done through a lawyer to ensure they were protected in other states. One of them I think had a stroke (or something like that) and ended up in a hospital. The lawyer faxed over their paperwork but yet the hospital denied this dying woman to see her partner and three children because they weren’t married and Florida is not a gay friendly state (as the hospital staff put it). It took three days before they were allowed to see her. That is discrimination. And marriage protects couples and their families (which already exist, its not like denying same-sex couples legal protection will stop them from forming families and having children). Without that protection what happens is discrimination.