1. Why should he resign? The religious right is outrageous!
He should be commended for respecting his family, his sister and his nephew. He absolutely should not resign. Shame on them for pressuring him to resign. Imagine not have your uncle and cousins at your own wedding!
This hatred towards gay people is so ridiculous. They are 5-10% of our population. Just deal with it that they exist and they are not sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex. Why continue to make people's lives miserable because they were born different than you? It's only better for society if gay people have stable lives like the rest of us and have the opportunity to marry and have children.
Yes he was forced by the wrong moral stand taken by the other party members. This is wrong all the way. He showed respect to his sister, accepted that another can be different and did nothing wrong. Shame on those that forced this resignation.
3. Reality of life vs. religion is bound to lead to such
collisions. The knee-jerk response of the "progressives" as well as the religious druggies testifies to this. People are free to establish reality as they see fit at given time in history. Granting women voting rights was just as "outrageous/shocking" in its time. Just for fun: imagine that technology shall enable us to have offspring completely outside of women's wombs thus making the "Holy Union" of sexes moot....? What then? BTW: will there be many females going, "I want to blow up for 9 months just to deliver a baby in lots of pain because it's a wonderful thing to do"...??!