It is the meaning of marriage that emerges from all human cultures as they reflect on and experience what it is to be male and female. When I ask them about marriage, they almost always indicate that it is for them the beginning of a new family unit open to welcoming children.It is only in the last 15 years that anyone has seriously thought differently. A child is a tangible expression of our sexed twoness.In which case, what same-sex couples will have will not be the same as what differently sexed couples now have.It will be called marriage, but it won't be marriage as we know it.
There are those in favour of change, we are told, and then there are the bigots.
As we now understand it, marriage is not merely the expression of a love people have for each other.