In our ongoing cultural conversation about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we will continue to have friends and family members who will be asking us questions like these. Unfortunately, many Christians today lack the ability to clearly articulate their views on marriage. We often find it difficult to respond to questions or arguments made by those who disagree with us. If we want to defend the centuries-old understanding of marriage, we should start by looking carefully at what God has to say about it. That means that no matter what legislators or justices say, the definition of marriage is not ours to tamper with.
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons | Council on Foreign Relations
Does this mean that the women over childbearing age, or infertile or elderly people should not be allowed to marry? Research shows that children adopted by gay parents thrive as well as other children. After all, terrible, selfish opposite-sex couples are not precluded from getting married and having children. And good childrearing comes in many varieties.
7 Ways the U.S.A. Benefits From the Legalization of Gay Marriage
About Follow Donate. A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas.
I know that I am strongly traditional in my theological views, nevertheless, I vigorously believe that traditional marriage and parenting are devotional commitments between a man and a woman. Therefore, same-sex marriage and parenting are to me, issues of a society with strong traditional cultural identities. If same-sex marriage was legalized, many positive outcomes could emerge from it; the society would be closer to equality, adoption would increase, gained social support for families would develop. Click on each link for more explanation.