Barking up the Wrong Tree?
Sometimes I wonder whether the struggle to make gay marriage legal is the right approach.
Is marriage a legal matter or is it a religious matter?
I think it might be better for marriage equality if the government simply issued licenses for civil unions to any couple requesting one. Only the government could issue the license, not priests or other religious figures. The government would be in charge of the legal matters. The religious organizations could then perform marriages according to their own preferences and customs.
A majority of people in this country support legal rights for gay couples. The problem comes with marriage which is religious in background.
Maybe separation of church and state would gain us more than fighting for gay marriage state by state. Maybe that is where our energies should go.
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39