Gay marriage is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender. Gay marriage is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations. The conflict arises over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status (such as a civil union, which usually grants fewer rights), or not have any such rights. A related issue is whether the term "marriage" should be applied.
Christian supporters of Gay marriage have claimed that marriage rights for Gay marriage couples strengthens the institution of marriage and provides legal protection for children of gay and lesbian parents. Biblical apologetics for Gay marriage rights include arguments that the word "homosexual", as found in many modern versions of the Bible, is an inaccurate translation of what is found in the original biblical texts. Neither Vine's Expository Dictionary nor Strong's Concordance (two significant bible reference works) contains the word "homosexual". There also is no direct biblical prohibition of marriage rights for same-sex couples. Certain biblical texts used by non-affirming Christian organizations to condemn homosexuality, and by extension Gay marriage marriage, may refer only to specific sex acts and idolatrous worship lacking any relevance to contemporary Gay marriage relationships. Supporting marriage rights for gays and lesbians is viewed by affirming Christians as a Christ-like commitment to the equality and dignity of all persons. The United Church of Canada asserts that "human sexual orientations, whether heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual, are a gift from God", whilst the Yearly Meeting of Quakers in the United Kingdom decided to offer same-sex marriages, though national law permits only Civil Partnerships.( Abraham, 2008)
Opponents of same-sex marriage claim, without any ...