The primary justification for marriage is that it satisfies the need for companionship. Abraham exiled his fertile wife Hagar and stayed with the presumably infertile one, Sarah. Why? Because she was his companion and he loved her. Fertility tests are not a requirement for marriage. The obligation to “be fruitful and multiply” is not always a factor in heterosexual marriages. Who wouldn’t gladly officiate at the marriage of AN eighty-year-old man & woman?! More importantly, it is not up to us to judge people who are born gay or lesbian. Those of us who have problems with the fact that a person is gay should discuss our problem with the One Who created people to be different. The problem is not with the created but with the Creator, so we should take it to God rather than taking it out on other people! Finally, “marriage” is not an economic union or legal structure involving subordination. Marriage is an equal partnership based on mutual respect and love. That is why, in my opinion, we should allow homosexual couples to marry.