In the quest to redefine marriage to include homosexual relationships, proponents of "homosexual marriage" have argued that the committed, loving relationship between two people is the essence of marriage, and therefore homosexual couples should not be excluded from it. But along the way, they have chosen to ignore an inconvenient fact: "committed" does not mean the same thing in homosexual relationships as it does in heterosexual ones. "Monogamy" for homosexuals has more often, by their admission, been practiced in a "monogamish" way. Not surprisingly, heterosexual and homosexual relationships do not operate in the same way. There is a great need for heterosexual proponents of "homosexual marriage" to understand what it will really look like.
Thanks to George Naylor for calling attention to this.