"Unfortunately, all we have to do is look at the European countries that have sanctioned gay marriages to see where it will lead."
Yes. Peaceful, democratic and liberal societies. Post WWII, the EU is a great institution. Germany is a trading partner and a member of NATO (in any potential future conflict, you'll see Bundeswehr Leopard II tanks alongside UK Challenger IIs; and I still can't get my head around seeing ex-East German MiG-29s with Luftwaffe markings, post-reunification!).
And one of our newest members, the Czech Republic - according to surveys & polls conducted by the EU - is the least religious country in Europe. They had to deal with a Communist dictatorship after all, so based on that experience, post-USSR's fall, as far as they're concerned, religion has no right to tell them what to do.
They've certainly progressed. Democracy does that, you know.
Post WWII, we've done all right. As has Japan, post-WWII. Influenced greatly by the US. But has different values, certainly sexually.
So, what was that about 'society as a whole will falter' again, Unclaimed Treasure? Presumably living in the US, a society that faltered the last few years. Politically, diplomatically, militarily, financially, commercially, industrially and socially. Whilst being governed by the Fundamentalist Christian, George Dumbya Bush.
Your call, Unclaimed Treasure.