joey- actually marriage is a religious ceremony. only recently has it evolved to be what it is now, where legal documents must be signed. in the very beginning, God ordained marriage to be between a man and a woman. it was a holy and sacred practice. that is all the mormon church is trying to preserve. it is not anti-gay- they can still be a couple and there can be other ways to get equal rights. while, yes, we believe the acts done by a gay person are sins, we cannot judge them as people. we all have free agency and if it's not hurting another, be allowed to make those choices. This was a moral fight, not a political one- that is the only reason we and many other faiths joined forces. marriage was indeed a religious practice.