For reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision, see this post.
Why We as LDS Church Members Support Marriage Equality
For all its failings in particular cases, and for all the stress it has borne lately, marriage is the great civilizing institution. No other institution has the power to turn narcissism into partnership, lust into devotion, strangers into kin. What other force can bond across clans and countries and continents and even cultures? In Romeo and Juliet, it was not the youths’ love which their warring and insular clans feared; it was their marriage. (Jonathan Rauch, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights and Good for America)
The days when homosexual unions - marital or nonmarital - were invisible are gone, and gone for good. If you can never accept same-sex marriage as just or moral, I ask you nonetheless to consider: If gay marriage is outlawed, what will come in its place? The world is changing, and marriage, like it or not, is changing, too. (Jonathan Rauch, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights and Good for America)
With these ideas in mind, here are some of the reasons we support marriage equality:
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- Quality marriage (monogamy) is ideal for all parties involved
- Homosexuality is not a choice
- Homosexuality does not go away
- “It is not good for man (or woman) to be alone.”
- What about the children?
- Why should LDS members care?
- Gay marriage does not harm heterosexual marriage
- We have been taught by prophets to never blindly obey