A recent Reuters poll shows that 55% of Americans said that they support gay marriage and Social Security survivor benefits, along with other benefits that straight couples are privy to. Look, if people vote to make gay marriage in their states legal, so be it. My only concern is that religious organizations and churches will be forced to perform marriage ceremonies or face being sued.
I have gay friends who are against the gay marriage, some of which believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, who are opposed to gay marriage. Gay men and women have it good. They can be in a committed relationship and not have to worry about losing half of their estate, as is the case when a couple gets married and does not have a prenuptial agreement in place.
If gay couples want to share half of their stuff, then they could very easily whip up a contract and bind themselves to it. It’s as simple as that.