Just found an absolutely ancient article (read: 4 years old) that serves as a refutation of "13 bad arguments for gay marriage". Yep. I'm sure you can tell that I've already got my Irish up.
Argument 1 is that "gay marriage is a basic human right".Rebuttal: "We already recognize that not everyone has the right to enlist in the army, but that one must be of the proper age, physical condition, citizenship, and philosophy—anarchists and pacifists need not apply. We also agree that certain persons do not have the right to marriage—children, multiple partners, family members, and those already married."
Argument 5: "Opposition to gay marriage is a violation of the separation of church and state" [WTF!?]Rebuttal: "But the separation of church and state (assured by constitutional law) is different from the enforced separation of religion and politics, which is forbidden by the First Amendment."
Well...can't argue against name-drops. It's why generalized arguments that consist entirely of mentioning authority figures that you somehow deem to be greater authority on the subject than everyone else always win! As for the last sentence, it is nice to see that homosexual parents are bad because they might raise homosexual children. Also: I link here again to deal with the "gay molestor" charges.
Argument 9: "The fact that many married couples do not have children proves that marriage is not intrinsically related to procreation"Rebuttal: "