Laura, it is the institution of marriage that really is that simple. Likewise, it is our fallible, human emotions that tend to make things more difficult and more complicated than they need be.
If, heaven forbid, one of my son's chose to be gay one day, or even claimed he felt so all his life and was just finally succumbing to his attractions and inclinations, I too would love him still. But I ask you this, why are acceptance and love mutually exclusive in your eyes? We love our children throughout their lives without accepting many of their behaviors. In fact, it is because we love them that we ache for them when they go astray. We are constantly working to iron out the kinks. We want our children to excel, to thrive, to reach their highest potential. For me, the same is true of their sexual behaviors. I will always accept my child - the child my Heavenly Father knows he can become. But I will never accept his lifestyle should he choose to pursue any sort of deviation of the one man, one woman gold standard relationship.
I too, would want my child to enjoy all the same rights and privileges that I enjoy. But I would not want him demanding their creation if it is clear they 1) do not exist, and 2) will do more harm than good. Nor would I help him to fight for those.
My child is not exempt from the absolutes of right and wrong simply because he is my child and I love him.
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