Biden: America 'on the verge' of moving 'even further' on gay marriage
Vice President Biden applauded the Supreme Court's rulings earlier this week overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, saying that "we're on the verge of seeing America move even further" on same-sex marriages.
"I think we'll see the day when it is no longer a debate about whether or not same-sex couples can be married and whether or not they deserve every single civil right every other married couple deserves," Biden says in the latest "Being Biden" episode, a periodic series posted to the White House's website.
Biden heralded the Supreme Court's ruling as "a great day for every gay and lesbian couple and it should be a great day for every straight couple in America....
Evangelical Protestant blogger and father of nine, Erich Heidenreich:
As I have written elsewhere, and often, if marriage is not intrinsically about procreation, then there is no reason secular laws should exclude homosexuals from enjoying the same designation and its attendant legal benefits. The "one-man, one-woman" mantra is a totally inadequate defense of the true nature of marriage without explaining WHY it is that God created them male and female and bid them "be fruitful and multiply."
If marriage is only about mutually enjoyed companionship, it is no wonder that homosexuals see this as bigotry and demand the right to "marry."