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2015 Perspective - Redefining Marriage

// posted Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 by Scott Tubman

Last month the United States Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for individual states to ban same-sex marriage. The court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the denial of recognition of same-sex marriages, violates due process and the equal protection clauses of the fourteenth amendment. This was met with celebrations not only in America but around the world as a victory for freedom and equality. However it also put many Christians on the back foot as conversations began again in earnest about why we were not joining in the celebrations. What follows is far from a comprehensive response to the shift in culture and law surrounding the definition of marriage, but I hope it begins to clarify some of the important issues.