My marriage is sacred. Not because of my wedding (I was married by the local magistrate). But because of our love for each other. That is the way a marriage should be. A love that is bonded beyond words. A love that is strong enough to not be threatened by any external forces.
There is a lot of talk these days about saving the sanctity of marriage. But what is the "Sanctity of Marriage"? Conservatives would argue that it is simply one man and one woman. I would argue that it is the union of two souls loving each other faithfully until the day one of them dies.
Since conservative weddings almost always include the "until death do we part", shouldn't that vow be of an utmost sin if breached? It is a promise to God to love, honor, and respect your spouse, faithfully, through good and bad, until death. Shouldn't breaking those vows be the biggest threat to the sanctity of marriage. They are showing all future generations that it is okay to vow to God and then just conveniently forget about that promise when it no longer is of service.
Take these examples: Rush Limbaugh.... married FOUR times (one of which lasted something like 18 days). Newt Gingrich...married THREE times (the current is the result of an expected affair while married to the 2nd). Donald Trump...married THREE times (he trades in for younger models). Three of the most outspoken conservatives and they all have broken this covenant with God.
And then we have the people that are against it because the bible says it is wrong. Yet the same book of the Bible specifically says, no pork. None. Not a bite. No pork chops. No bacon. No ham. Which is interesting. Leviticus says no ham. Yet these people against gay rights have no problem with Easter Ham. The bible equates the seriousness of the offense with being gay. Yet people use it to celebrate Jesus's rebirth. Soooooo, not only is it a sin, it is sacrilegious as well.
No place in the bible does it say that gay people can not marry. And comedians would say that the best ways to keep a gay couple from having sex is to let them get married.
(And I'm not saying that all cases of divorce are wrong. In the cases of infidelity and abuse, the agreement has already been broken. Adding divorce just acknowledges that the agreement was irreparably broken already.)
Then there is the group which believes that gays are "converting" heterosexual children. The first time I heard this I almost wet myself, I was laughing so hard. obviously they are beyond ignorant since studies have proven that there are physiological differences between those who are straight and those who are not. And many of these same people are buying their children violent video games and letting them watch gratuitously violent movies. Because, well, hacking someone to pieces is so much more acceptable than allowing someone to do what they want in the privacy of their own home.
Since the recent study has come out proving that those who are most outspoken against homosexuality are most likely to harboring homosexual tendencies, You would think they would not protest so much. But really, this is what it boils down to -