andrewsullivan.com has a link to a study done at the University of Minnesota's American Mosaic Project that reports that Americans distrust athiests more than any other group. [Permalink above]
From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.” Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.
Then why not let gays and lesbians marry? Or at least those who belong to Dignity or Metropolitan Community Church?