How is the idea of two consenting adults falling in love and having a romantic and intimate relationship anything other than normal? Anal sex must be pretty normal, given the number of straight guys who want to have it with their female partners. Of course, it's not like all gay men have or enjoy anal sex anyway -- and then there are lesbians, for whom anal sex is hardly the first sex act that comes to mind. Besides, marriage is about much more than sex. The legal question of gay sex was put to rest nine years ago; the DOMA case is about marriage equality, which has little to do with what the married couple in question does in their bedrooms. Does the state interrogate heterosexual couples about their sexual practices before issuing them a marriage license? Scalia is simply whining, and would have been ardently on the side of the proponents of racial segregation, who I'm sure he would have insisted were also "good people." @Matthew T: Then I take it that you will be supporting legislation to remove those "tax breaks" (in reality, more than 1000 legal protections, both financial and not) from heterosexual married couples, who have clearly also done nothing more than "declare their affection" for one another? Military spouses will no longer be eligible for housing benefits, spouses will no longer automatically have hospital visitation privileges or the power to make medical decisions for one another, a spouse will no longer be able to legally adopt their spouse's children from a previous marriage, a citizen will no longer be able to provide their foreign-born spouse legal residence in the country? You're okay with removing all of those rights from heterosexual married couples? @Additional Details: Why should they? Do left-handed people think their parents should have been lefties too?