I had an interesting discussion last night. Bear and I were talking to another couple about the non-Christian view of Christians not participating in same-sex weddings. [If you have been under a rock this week, an Indiana pizzeria was asked a hypothetical question about catering a gay wedding, and they declined. Subsequently, the pizzeria's business was slammed and the owners received death threats from bullies. Subsequent to THAT, a GoFundMe page was set up for the pizzeria and collected $842,000 from people who hate bullies.].
The evidence of thousands of years of human history suggests traditional marriage is good for SOCIETY. Without legal and social incentives for lifelong male-female unions, children grow up without fathers.
Having said that, I agree that social rejection of same-sex unions is unkind to homosexuals. This is true not just for homosexuals. Advocates of every lifestyle which differs from what is considered "mainstream" (whether it's Vegan-ism or living in a Bio-Dome), want their preferences to be recognized as valid by the rest of society.
But voluntary homelessness, recreational drug abuse and defrauding the system by claiming a nonexistent disability are also "lifestyle choices."
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Karen Kropf is the founder and program director for Positively Waiting. *** Married to Jim Kropf (also known as "Bear").