I agree, Oniya. Many people are not malicious about it. They genuinely believe that being homosexual is a mental illness. It's their belief, and they are free to do so, unless the turn malicious. But this goes for everything, not just this matter.
Personally, marriage is nothing religious for me. It is a legal status that comes with rights and duties, in a legal sense. In a state where religion and state rules are completely separated, it should not be an issue at all. I would respect it, if one or the other church wouldn't want to do gay marriages. It's all mutual to me, you see. They respect my choices, I respect theirs. But being malicious or damning it all to hell is, -no offence- a little outdated in my opinion. The world really has more pressing problems to fight with. World Hunger, Children dying each day, HIV, wars, Nuclear contamination, global warming.... - just to mention some.
It is good to see that politicians are slowly waking up, though. Not all of them are against gay marriage. I try to keep up to date with all the developments and it's not always easy. ~laughs~
I think that, all in all, the process is going. Slowly, but it's there. It makes me cry and it makes me angry beyond belief that gay people are still murdered and arrested for being who they are, in many countries.
There is still a long distance to go, but sometimes it's important to see what already has been done.