Prop 8 Supporters: Smoking Crack, or What?

I’m not total­ly unsym­pa­thet­ic to the pro­po­nents of Propo­si­tion 8, the bal­lot ini­tia­tive that would rewrite the Cal­i­for­nia State Con­sti­tu­tion to ban same-sex mar­riage. I under­stand that my posi­tion (which amounts to a «why the hell should I care if gay peo­ple want to get mar­ried» atti­tude) is not the only legit­i­mate opin­ion. Some folks just don’t think that’s the way it ought­ta be, and they are enti­tled to their opin­ion. I prob­a­bly should have just left it at that, because after read­ing up on Prop 8, I still don’t get it and I don’t even think I’ve been offered any reasons.