A Stand to Reason blog post titled Same-sex Marriage Isn’t – Can’t Be – Morally Neutral made a lot of good points. I encourage you to read it all, including the comments section. Here are some snippets from the post and the comments:
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse points to instances of discrimination against a moral and religious point of view – objection to same-sex marriage. Legalizing same-sex marriage isn’t neutral, it legitimizes governmental intrusion into private decisions to force citizens to abandon their own moral convictions. Moral neutrality is a myth. Legalizing same-sex marriage isn’t merely “tolerant,” it’s a moral point of view of it’s own, and placing it in law makes demands on other citizens and society.
The underlying pattern is unmistakable. Legalizing same-sex “marriage” has brought in its wake state regulation of other parts of society. The problem is sometimes presented as an issue of religious freedom, and so, in part, it is. But the issue runs deeper than religious freedom.
McGill University professor Douglas Farrow argues in his book A Nation of Bastards that redefining marriage allows the government to colonize all of civil society.
If same-sex couples can marry each other, they should be allowed to adopt. Anyone who says otherwise is acting against the policy of the state. If same-sex couples can have civil unions, then denying them the use of any facility they want for their ceremony amounts to unlawful discrimination. When the state says that same sex couples are equivalent to opposite-sex couples, school curriculum will inevitably have to support this claim.
Marriage between men and women is a pre-political, naturally emerging social institution. Men and women come together to create children, independently of any government. The duty of caring for those children exists even without a government or any political order….
Precisely because same-sex unions are not the same as opposite-sex marriage, the state must intervene to make people believe (or at least make them act as if they believe) that the two types of unions are equivalent….
Advocates of same-sex “marriage” insist that theirs is a modest reform: a mere expansion of marriage to include people currently excluded. But the price of same-sex “marriage” is a reduction in tolerance for everyone else, and an expansion of the power of the state.