This CNN article highlights two national polls, that show a majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, but that a far greater marjority of Americans support gay men and women being in the military.
Americans who are taking a "religious" position on gay marriage seem not to have as many qualms about "Thou Shalt Not Kill." To me, this is strong evidence that the public opposition to gay marriage is entirely social, and not religious at all. What moral standard says "It's ok to go and shoot people for America, but you can't get married in America?"
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.