Marriage is a sacriment of the Church (or synagogue).
What the earthly government decides is “marriage” is irrelevant to me. They might as well pass a law stating the sky is green and water dry.
The earthly government is responsible to God too, whether they realize it or not.
Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But, if it is flat, will the King’s command make it round? And, if it is round, will the King’s command flatten it?
-Robert Bolt in Man For All Seasons (Thomas More’s character)
The state has no business in Sacraments of the Church, whether recognizing them or TAXING them, as all states do.
Those who believe God is powerless to protect a Sacrament against the State may as well be atheists. I wonder what kind of god they worship.
How marriage is defined has ramifications on the entire society. Children need their mothers. Children need their fathers. The social decay we already see is largely due to widespread divorce, out of wedlock births, and people wandering from one relationship to another.
And now the powers that be want to obliterate what is left. Bride, groom, husband, wife, mother, father - these words are to be tossed aside. The marital act? Consummation of marriage? Well that is to be considered just the same as sterile abnormal and unhealthy acts.
It isn’t irrelevant to me. This is the new world my kids are growing up in.