It is often argued that gay marriage is simply a matter of justice. It is stated, “Just as it is wrong to discriminate against a person based upon color, gender, class, or ethnicity, it is also wrong to discriminate based upon sexual preference.”
Homosexuals have a valid point in that all people are created in the image of God. There is no exception to this fact. Therefore, all people deserve to be treated with decency and respect as human beings. To put an end to slavery, racial prejudice and the oppression of women is to affirm that all people are fellow image-bearers (Genesis 1:27). Discrimination of this type goes outside of the created design, which informs us that all people are created equal. We should do all we can to abolish discrimination that holds that some classes of people are sub-human.
However, to call it injustice when society refuses to recognize same-sex relationships as equal to heterosexual marriage is invalid. Humans may not claim as a “right” what God has not given them. God specifically created marriage as the union between a man and a woman and to go beyond this is to go beyond the bounds established by God at the creation of the world (Genesis 2:18-25).
In every case, we must determine the Creator’s intention and follow it. In marriage, the created design is the union of a man and a woman.
I know many will read this and say, “What do I care what the Bible says or what you think about the created design?” Well, all I will say is this: If there is no God and there is no created order, then you have no inherent rights, only what society decides to give you. There is no right or wrong, only public opinion. I would much rather go with God’s way.