Yes, a SSM would be "different" but I'm arguing it wouldn't be a lesser marriage.
It's fine to argue it wouldn't be lesser, but that doesn't give you license to declare it's not different when the facts say otherwise. I'm glad you finally seem to get that.
Just like an interracial marriage would be "different" but it wouldn't be a lesser marriage.
Please stop trying to compare people's inherent physical characteristics to the choices people make. We've already been over how that doesn't work, so you should know that continuing to do it isn't going to get you anywhere in this argument.
And that's strange. I generally prefer cheeseburgers over hot dogs. You're a pretty complex individual since that question seemed to require a 300 word answer without you telling me what you prefer.
The response was as long as it needed to be to show you that people's preferences are not set in stone. They can and often do change.
Again: You could be a "cheeseburger eater" because you would prefer one right now over a hot dog, but that doesn't mean you will always feel that way, and it doesn't somehow prevent you from deciding to eat a hot dog.
In the same way, you could be "straight" or "gay" because you prefer men or women right now, but that doesn't mean you will always feel that way, and it doesn't prevent you from deciding to be with someone else.
Because of that, it is impossible to declare someone's sexual preference based only on the gender of who they happen to be attracted to at the moment. Attraction is irrelevant - actions are what matter.
Also, you telling me that someone's sexual preference is not pre-determined makes arguing this with you almost impossible. I prefer women. Always have. I didn't determine which sex I prefer.
Yes, my use of obvious logic makes arguing with me almost impossible. That's why so many people pull the routine act of hurling insults and running away with their tails between their legs while shouting from the hills they hide in about how right they are and how wrong I am.
While it's refreshing to see that you haven't (for the most part) acted in that predictably immature fashion, you only now acknowledge how the inherent logic I've used has you flummoxed and have to this point been very stubborn in denying it.
I admire your tenacity, but it's nice to finally see you admit the facts are against you on this one.
No one's sexual preference is pre-determined. You can change your preference any time you'd like, the same way you can change your mind on any other decision.
Whether you admit it or not, you are in control of who you prefer to be with in romantic and/or sexual situations. Unless someone is somehow forcing you to choose certain people or those of a certain gender, the choice is entirely up to you. That means you DO determine which gender you prefer to be with.