A Sea-Change in American views on Gay Marriage

According to USA Today, same-sex marriage is increasingly viewed as a private matter. Indeed, for a while I have had an extremely hard time seeing why it ought to be otherwise. Provided that the rights of all religious groups are protected, I cannot fathom what the point would be in prohibiting same-sex marriage on the civil level. I know that this view isn’t shared by all the authors or readers of this blog, but on an intuitive level, I can’t seem to get upset about this. Moreover, I can’t imagine that there would emerge some kind of long-term societal damage as a result.

I know that the theology on this is a different matter all together (it’s been treated extensively elsewhere on this blog), but as a civic issue, I can’t see the point in a prohibition.