This started out as a reply to a very valid question posted by kid_lit_fan here
, but it got long and I thought that she might not be the only one asking, so...
There are some people to whom no argument will ever appeal. There are still enough parents who disown their queer kids, or believe that sexual orientation is a choice, or think that homosexual sex is just to yucky to be legal, or think that we should legislate their bible, or who find it threatening, or don't/can't/won't understand the difference between homosexuality and pedophelia
There are a lot of people who will not listen to reason or logic if it is counter to their presently held beliefs and who think that faith is more important than thought. This video is not for them.
This video is for the people who don't already get that homosexual marriages (and families) are exactly like heterosexual marriages and that discrimination doesn't just hurt the couples. It's to bring to people who don't quite get it on their own that it is abominable to divorce people against their will. It's also putting the language out there.
Millions of people are under the impression that this is a semantic argument, that "marriage" is for straights and "civil unions" are for gays but that all the same rights are granted (and that "civil unions" actually exist on some kind of reasonable scale). A marriage between two living partners ends in DIVORCE which most of the population easily associates with pain and expense and turmoil and shame. A civil union is dissolved or invalidated, words which are more likely to be associated with cleaning products and paperwork errors. I'd rather my marriage didn't sound like something that can be washed away."Fidelity": Don't Divorce...
from Courage Campaign