To be fair, a lot of polls put support for civil unions at around 80%, and support for gay marriages at around 20% when in all reality they are the same thing. I think a lot of it comes from people not understanding the whole issue. We can all wish for a world without ignorance, but don't hold your breath. The point is a lot of anti-gay marriage people are actually pro-civil union/gay rights people. So to paint them all with the broad brush of anti-homosexuality is unfair.