That's basically what the Gay Marriage bill is. Gay people will be allowed to get married, religious institutions will have to Opt-in to be allowed to perform gay weddings and are granted a quadruple-lock protection against any attempt at bringing discrimination action against them.
The thing is they are, by all accounts, an incredibly small portion of the population. In the US, im led to believe most of the population are either in favour or flat out do not care. Its such a non-issue.
Old people who vote conservative, apparently.
I mean, honestly, who cares? Just let them marry for fucks sake, what difference does it make to anyone else?
The obvious thing would seem to be allow gays full marriage privileges but then, unfortunately, allow churches to discriminate against them.