Orson Scott Card is pretty worked up about gay marriage. "Because when government is the enemy of marriage, then the people who are actually creating successful marriages have no choice but to change governments, by whatever means is made possible or necessary."
How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.
Biological imperatives trump laws. American government cannot fight against marriage and hope to endure. If the Constitution is defined in such a way as to destroy the privileged position of marriage, it is that insane Constitution, not marriage, that will die.
I like to think that Lisa and I are "actually creating a successful marriage," but it happens that we're not so worked up about gay marriage. Do we have to pick up our torches and pitchforks, too?
Interesting that Card focuses only on states where judges have ruled in favor of gay marriage, but ignores Connecticut, where the legislature okayed civil unions (Vermont and NJ approved civil unions after court decisions). What happens if more states vote to approve civil unions, or gay marriage? Do we need to overthrow those governments?
Card is shaky on the facts when he says that monogamy has been the rule "in most societies through history," with violations of marital vows punished severely. Polygamy has a long history and is still practiced in some places, including pockets of the United States, and a lot of monogamous cultures make at least tacit accommodations for some action on the side. Marriage has meant a lot of things over the centuries.
He complains that accusations of homophobia have been "extended to apply to anyone who opposed the homosexual activist agenda in any way," but as noted previously, he's far too modest about his own work in that field.