Here’s a different perspective to the arguments currently being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and one I haven’t heard yet from the two arguments being presented.
Just as in the beginning of this earth’s mortal existence, everything was organized to provide continuity and order. This included defining the relationship between man and woman in the context of marriage.
This form of relationship has endured to this day and has been the framework from which humanity has evolved and from which order has been established and maintained throughout all cultures.
There are natural laws by which the Creator Himself is bound, and there are repercussions when we break these natural laws. We call these results consequences.
There are parameters in which we all operate, such as school, job, etc., and while we might not agree with all the directives required by these organizations all the time, we will find that it is generally to our advantage to adjust to fit within the designated boundaries rather than labor to change the parameters to fit us. So it is that while we may not agree with limitations placed on us within the framework of marriage, most agree that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages both to us as individuals as well as society as a whole.
In the beginning of human mortality, specific assignments were given to the first man and woman. As we have strayed from these primary responsibilities we have become, as a society, more chaotic and disorganized because we have lost our eternal perspective and direction.
Man is not an accidental creation. Woman also is not here by accident. They are each here for noble purposes, and when we neglect our primary responsibilities, there are far-reaching consequences as a result of our decisions.
Same-sex unions can be called friendships, long-term relationships, etc., but such terms do not make a marriage because time will reveal that the unions, by whatever name is bestowed on them, do not provide for the perpetuity of humanity, nor do they allow for the natural expression of inclinations and influences unique to men and women as individuals. They also do not recognize the order that results from the acceptances of time-honored roles.
These individual qualities/roles, when selflessly joined to form a marriage, ultimately provide for the expression and well-being of all in a safe, organized unit.
Don’t trivialize the time-honored covenant of marriage. It is an eternal gift, and we are the vehicle through which eternity is reached.
Marriage between a man and a woman, therefore, benefits not only the individuals involved, but society as a whole.