I think so but it is certainly more complicated that the Catholic case against gay marriage. For Roman Catholics, marriage is holy and a sacrament of the Church. The Church, therefore, has authority to define marriage. For Protestant’s marriage is not holy, sacred, or defined by the Church. It is an institution rooted in nature and defined by civil, not ecclesiastical law.
What then is the Protestant case against gay marriage? Can marriage be anything more than a contract defined by the civil law? Is there a downside to allowing a thousand roses to bloom when it comes to the peoples right to freely enter into contracts? Should the State play any role but that of umpire in dealing with freely established contracts?
I have some thoughts I will lay out latter but I am wondering what others have to say? I am particularly interested in Darryl’s opinion. What say you good Doctor?