Progressive? This is a matter of principle. We as American have what Canadians do not have. For example: We have our inspired Constitution, and its amendments. And the very first one is: Freedom of religion. This entitles Americans to fight for their own believes. Gay marriage goes against this amendment. Because it forces to all religions to accept it. A church will lose its power to decide if they denied the gay couple to be married in their chapel or cathedral. That is unfair for Christians or any other religion or practice. That is just like giving the smokers the right to smoke on peoples faces at the time. So lets isolate the problem, smokers can only smoke in designated areas, so gay people build your own chapel and keep yourself in your own bubble rather than forcing your ideals on our society. Many will accept this so call new style of living, but not everybody. So that tells you there that something is wrong on that picture. If you have to force things into our society rather than following the pattern of nature, which is: Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of GOD. And by this covenant between the two, children will be coming in a natural way, without “adopting”. By doing so, our society will continue to exist. Other wise, will ceased to exist.