That's another possibility the committee might wish to look at that might resolve some of the tensions. You also say that there are many in your shoes. However, as you know, I believe in the reality of a sin nature. We've simply come today to reaffirm what we believe in terms of the institution of marriage between one man and one woman for life.
All I'm asking for, basically, is that our marriage be recognized civilly through civil means, not as a registry, because, again, that is a lesser degree of equality than is accorded to heterosexuals. Given my natural inclinations and instincts which I did not choose , I would be having sex with a lot of people and doing other things as welll.
Sexual desire was not only given for procreation otherwise the church would not sanction the marriages of older couples. But he is a very gifted writer, and his sense of humor helps tremendously in making many issues approachable. It communicates the high value of respect and dignity for an institution that was, is, and will always be.