Civil issues based in the reality of what it means to be a human seems to cause hangups for certain Christian perspectives. I don’t understand how the civil rights issue of “separate but equal” doesn’t get naturally correlated with gay rights. In a republic such as ours law is meant to protect the minority from the majority anyway and there has yet to be a qualifiable reason for a judge to rule against the legal marriage of any two consenting adults regardless of sex.
Passing the buck to God, Jesus, or some other biblical entity doesn’t alleviate a person’s responsibility for actively favoring segregation. And when I do delve into biblical reasoning it always exposes the stark contrast between Christian beliefs and The Bible as a whole. The Christian’s who stand by Leviticus 18:22 must be completely oblivious to the existence of Leviticus 20:13. 1 Cor 6:9 puts homosexual acts along side greed, slander and drunkenness. I haven’t heard of a rise for another alcohol prohibition and Fox and Friends is caught red handed for misrepresentation all too often without having to recant despite their mostly Christian demographic.
Besides all of that marriage is a word which has already changed much in the last 2000 years. Betrothals and the exchange of dowry are already things of the not so distant past as are marriages between races. Love and vows are up to the couple and any legal adult can be ordained a minister in minutes. Ceremonies are different the world over. The divorce rate in this country is abysmal at best. The word marriage can be used synonymously with monogamous to describe a seemingly devoted pair of animals. Where reproduction, devotion, ceremony, and respect isn’t a necessity for marriage what sanctity is being defended within the institution aside from personal ego?