Democratic frontrunners oppose gay marriage.
Hell, they oppose gay people, apparently.
I don't understand how advocating gay "civil unions" has suddenly become viable progressivism. If gay marriage is crowded out by gay civil unions, gay people are effectively relegated to second-class status (as if they aren't already sufficiently othered).
"But Joe, they'll have all the same rights as straight people! They can share property and kids and whatnot!"
Oh, boy! Let's replace "gay" with "black" in the equation:
Black person: Can I get married to another black person?
Politician 1: No! But I'll let you get "black person married". It's exactly like marriage, but it's not a marriage, because you people aren't allowed to get married. The Bible says so!
See? Fuck civil unions.