Can There be a Husband Without a Wife; and Can There be a Marriage Without Either?
If it's not too much of an imposition, could I get some feedback on this statement?:
In our society, marriage has historically been between a man and a woman. This historical fact has its basis in the Judeo-Christian roots of our country, which has as its foundation the Bible and a biblical understanding of spiritual things. Since the spiritual meaning of marriage is an agreement or contract between a husband and a wife, the contract of marriage between same-sex persons is not any more a valid contract than a contract between two persons for the delivery of a square circle. The marriage contract is a sacred contract having to do with spiritual things. Because it is, by nature, spiritual, marriage cannot be a contract between two husbands or two wives. If same-sex union is desired in our society it must be of a civil nature, not a spiritual nature.
In other words: Marriage to a husband makes a woman a wife just as marriage to a wife makes a man a husband. It is a mystery and therefore the simile to the wedding band as a never-ending circle. Joining to another man will never make a man a husband just as joining to another woman will never make a woman a wife.