With some of that covered, what is your opinion on the concern of homosexual marraiges? Due to a couple topics becoming a complete battlefield, try and be mature. My opinion on the issue is yes, same sex marraiges should be allowed in countries such as the United States, Japan, China, etc. The reason for this goes down to human rights. Books such as the Bible, Qur'an, etc. will say acting upon it is a sin. However, due to the idea of sins being equal by most standards, acting upon it would be no different than a boy who takes a cookie from the cookie jar without asking his parents, or a teenager who yells and screams at his parents. You don't have to agree with someone or what they do, but you can let them enjoy it like anyone else. It wouldn't ruin the sanctity of marraige if conditions suggest its allowed by certain standards. (EG Allowing the church or temple to decide if they want religious marraiges in their sacred place.)
Edit note 1:: Typo on "marriage."
Edit note 2:: UK actually DOES allow same sex marriages. Thanks Frizzle