Well today is the day our MPs vote on the so called Gay Marriage bill. No doubt it will pass but I am against! I await the abusive and vitriolic comments!
What is marriage?
‘The formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife’
‘In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit marriage to opposite sex couples or two persons of opposite gender in the gender binary.’
‘The state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law’
Gen. 2:18, 21-24: The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’…and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
The full consequences of changing the legal definition of marriage to accommodate ‘gay marriage’ is without doubt problematic – but is discounted by the supporters of such a union (there will be trouble ahead!). There is no significant legal benefit in including same sex couples in the definition of marriage – now that there is civil partnership available in law. Changing the centuries old traditional definition that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman would simply harm further the institution of marriage, already damaged by a society that endorses couples living together and having children outside marriage, and a welfare state that encourages single women to have children that they cannot financially support.
There have been gay people since time immemorial and there have been love trysts between them, and it is proper that gay rights have been enacted and we have moved away from the past evil years of illegality, persecution and discrimination. However that doesn’t mean that they should interfere with the existence of a traditional heterosexual marriage. Let us keep the status quo. My opinion doesn’t make me anti-gay or homophobic!