What is the definition of marriage and who is the one who has already defined marriage? That is the question that needs to be brought forth, unfortunately, it will not happen. No one will stand up in the courts and proclaim what God has already stated in His word concerning the definition of marriage.
Here is what the word of God says...
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh." - Genesis 2:24
This is repeated by the Lord Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, in chapter 19, verses 4-6, " And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
John Gill's commentary on the latter part of the text is worth sharing -- "break the bond of union, dissolve the relation, and separate them from each other, for every trivial thing, upon any slight occasion, or for anything; but what is hereafter mentioned. The sense is, that the bond of marriage being made by God himself, is so sacred and inviolable, as that it ought not to be dissolved by any man; not by the husband himself, or any other for him; nor by any state or government, by any prince or potentate, by any legislator whatever; no, not by Moses himself, who is, at least, included, if not chiefly designed here, though not named, to avoid offence: and God and man being opposed in this passage, shows, that marriage is an institution and appointment of God, and therefore not to be changed and altered by man at his pleasure; this not merely a civil, but a sacred affair, in which God is concerned." Amen!!!
Marriage has already been defined by the One with whom it originates...Jehovah God. Perversion lashes out against it and perversion is winning because sin is no longer called sin. Orientation is what it's called, and marriage should not be withheld from two people who love one another simply based on orientation- according to the homosexual agenda. Let's look at two points of the homosexual argument...love and orientation.
Orientation, defined as 'positioning: the positioning of something, or the position or direction in which something lies' - it's a positional stance someone takes, the direction someone goes in - based on what? Choice. Have you ever been forced to go somewhere you did not want to go? Have you ever chosen a path in life that you were forced to choose? Why is it society acts like homosexuals are 'victims' when in fact, they choose to be with same sex partners?!? I have addressed the topic of orientation in detail here.
Love, homosexuals profess to love their same sex partner. What does the Bible say? The clearest picture of what this perversion is based on and fueled by is found in Romans 1:26-27, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." Men burned in their desire toward one another, is that the definition of love? Hardly. Burned, in the original Greek - ekkaiō- means 'to set on fire' to inflame'. Their desire, in the original Greek - orexis - is defined as 'craving, longing, lust'. There is flaming, burning, driving craving, lusting for same sex sex. This is not the definition of love. I have gone into detail on this topic as well.
What is the purpose of marriage, according to God? "And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed." - Malachi 2:15
Read what Matthew Henry writes concerning this text...
" Let us see the reasons given why man and wife should continue together, to their lives' end, in holy love and peace, and neither quarrel with each other nor separate from each other. [1.] Because God has joined them together (Mal_2:15): Did not he make one, one Eve for one Adam, that Adam might never take another to her to vex her (Lev_18:18), nor put her away to make room for another? It is great wickedness to complain of the law of marriage as a confinement, when Adam in innocency, in honour, in Eden, in the garden of pleasure, was confined to one. Yet God had the residue of the Spirit; he could have made another Eve, as amiable as that he did make, but, designing Adam a help meet for him, he made him one wife; had he made him more, he would not have had a meet help. And wherefore did he make but one woman for one man? It was that he might seek a godly seed - a seed of God (so the word is), a seed that should bear the image of God, be employed in the service of God, and be devoted to his glory and honour, - that every man having his own wife, and but one, according to the law, (1Co_7:2), they might live in chaste and holy love, under the directions and restraints of the divine law, and not, as brute beasts, under the dominion of lust, and thus might propagate the nature of man in such a way as might make it most likely to participate of a divine nature, - that the children, being born in holy matrimony, which is an ordinance of God, and by which the inclinations of nature are kept under the regulations of God's command, might thus be made a seed to serve him, and be bred, as they are born, under his direction and dominion. Note, The raising up of a godly seed, which shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation, is one great end of the institution of marriage; but that is a good reason why the marriage-bed should be kept undefiled and the marriage bond inviolable. Husbands and wives must therefore live in the fear of God, that their seed may be a godly seed, else were they unclean, but now they are holy, as children of the covenant, the marriage-covenant, which was a type of the covenant of grace, and the conjugal union, when thus preserved entire, of the mystical union between Christ and his church, in which he seeks and secures to himself a godly seed; see Eph_5:25, Eph_5:32. [2.] Because he is much displeased with those who go about to put asunder what he has joined together (Mal_2:16): The God of Israel saith that he hateth putting away. He hath indeed permitted it to the Jews, for the hardness of their hearts, or, rather, limited and clogged it (Mat_19:8); but he hated it, especially as those practised it who put away their wives for every cause, Mat_19:3. Let those wives that elope from their husbands and put themselves away, those husbands that are cruel to their wives and turn them away, or take their affections off from their wives and place them upon others, yea, and those husbands and wives that live asunder by consent, for want of love to each other, let such as these know that the God of Israel hates such practices, however vain men may make a jest of them."
Having children is just one of the many blessings of a God-instituted marriage, one that homosexuals cannot partake of naturally. This should be an indication to them what they are doing isn't natural, nor is it acceptable to God.
God is the originator of the divine institution of marriage, which is likened to the church and its Husband...Christ. To defile this institution in such a profane manner is great wickedness, and will bring even greater judgment upon the land. Every nation, especially America, should heed the warning found in Jude...
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
The question is NOT 'are homosexuals being discriminated against?'; the absurdity is, 'who are you, oh man, to re-define what God has already defined?!?!'