What i just said will stir up arguments and opposition, but it is the sad truth. I fully support gay people being together and I have nothing against it. I just don't support marriage, because marriage usually signifies the time to start a family and children.
Marriage is not always about having children, that tends to be the religious purpose of marriage, to have children. Legally, which is all that gay marriage is about is about the legal rights that are granted to married couples. Many of the legal aspects of getting married have nothing to do with having children, including tax issues, family visitation rights in hospitals, listed as next of kin, and many other rights related to how to transfer property. None of this has anything to do with children, and is in many places held exclusive to married couples.
Marriage should either be for all couples, as the growing support for gay marriage is showing, or marriage should lose all legal meaning for all couples and create a new word that is basically a couple being legally married, such as 'civil union' with marriage being a religious term only with no legal meaning.
One of the greater impacts of this bill, is the New York does not have any residency requirement for getting married, meaning couple from all over the country can enter New York to get married, as some states do not allow gay marriage, yet recognize marriages from other states.