A state, the fed, some made up rule of the church? What about natural law? As I see it, American law says any two can be wed based of location and who are any of us to say differently? As far as I can tell, a marriage is any two beings of the same species that stay together long term and procreate. Why do I need a state or some church law to say that is right or wrong for that matter? What got us here before homo-sapiens could even read? Because there certainly was not a bible back then; unless you are some young earther.
If you don’t know the answer to your own question, you’re not in a heterosexual marriage. And I’m not going to waste my time explaining it to you. If you are in a heterosexual marriage and can beget children, you will know the answer to the questions you’ve posed.
Natural Law Theory is the principle embedded in our Constitution and “Rule of Law” —which means there is a Higher Law than arbitrary law (dumb made-up laws which defy Nature like homosexual anything).
All Founders stated that Virtue was necessary for Freedom. Vice-—sodomy was always considered a Vice and vile and dehumanizing and made illegal. The behavior is narcissistic and destructive and always consisted of pederasty in all homosexual societies which makes it very destructive to the normal sexual development of children. Since it is a learned behavior-—like the Aghani boys-—they become very sexist societies and “hate” women. Same with the Samurai and the Nazi Brownshirts.
Justice is a Virtue and has to be “Reasoned” to be Justice. You can never separate Virtues. Wisdom has to be contained in Justice. Irrational “thinking” can NOT make Just Law like making laws which prevent biological parents from doing their primary DUTY (in Natural Law) of raising their biological children.
The fundamental Duty of parents to raise their own biological children—a natural right of their children—is what makes us even need a social contract such as a government, what is the best, way to organize society. Government is ordered so that everyone does their fundamental duties of taking care of themselves and their own offspring—to be treated with dignity (there is no dignity in the dehumanizing act of sodomy) and to be free of tyranny which imposes that which is unnatural to man—like slavery and imposing such vile ideas and lies to children like they can have “two” daddies.
I see your account has been suspended, but would like to comment in general.
Natural law predates any written law or any revealed law, and so it predates the Bible. It is not, however, to be confused with behavior of the early Homo Sapiens “in the wild”. Think of it as similar to the laws of physics, likewise predating science books yet by far not obvious to people without special education.
Marriage is a lifetime sexual union of a man and a woman oriented toward procreation and fidelity even if it fails at these ideals, — according to the natural law thus understood. Other forms of sexual activity may feel or even be product of natural instincts, but they are illicit per the natural law, just like jumping from high buildings may feel natural, but is contrary to the laws of gravity.
Good man-made laws approximate the natural law. Bad man-made law contradicts it. Laws in various jurisdictions that facilitate non-marital sexual behaviors of either hetero- or homosexual kinds are bad laws, regardless of the mechanisms by which they were made. For example, if 100% of the population votes to make a law creating homosexual unions, it is still bad law.
Regardless of any secular laws governing civil unions, marriage is sacramental. Our modern culture wrongly puts the entire emphasis and focus of marriage on the adults and ignores the prime purpose for the union. Its purpose is to permanently bind one man and one women, open to life, to any children that may be produced and to establish the optimal environment for their nurturing and formation. It is NOT about two (or more) people publicly professing their love for each other, it is not about the ownership and distribution of property, and it is not a right.