What you quoted isn't my viewpoint, it's a political fact of life. I don't look at social issues very closely when voting for a President like I said before because the choices are usually both pretty close on those issues, and I do tend to look at economic issues more. I'm also on the fence on many social issues or I have a side, but open to changing course like I am on this one.
Gay marriage is an issue that's tough for me. My issue with legalizing gay marriage is will it force churches to marry gay couples? If our religion doesn't believe in it, our Church shouldn't have to marry gay couples. Likewise, I don't think churches should be involved with the government, either, as in we should not accept funds if we don't want to the government to tell our institutions what to do.
It's kind of a confusing issue because it seems like every state is different. There were civil union states, and gay marriage states. Now I don't know of any civil union states and there are states with gay marriage bans. Since my state (Ohio) has a ban in place, I don't expect it to come up to vote any time soon. I haven't thought a whole lot about it because of this and since the economic issues are so real in my life and in my state's economy. I know that may frustrate you amandamarie but this has given me a lot to think about and I assure you I'll be doing a lot more thinking about it.