In my eighty four years I have observed numerous pastors / church administrators / SDA college professors, who when widowed, are remarried within one year of their spouses’ death .
Most are of the “ viagra age “ — so they are not getting remarried for the sex ! They are getting remarried because of their extreme loneliness and lack of companionship, following the demise of their spouse…
I do not wish widowhood on you —- but should you experience widowhood and that extreme loneliness , please recall that you casually dispensed LIFE LONG LONELINESS on those unfortunate five percent of the population , who through ZERO choice / input of their own are gay / lesbian.
Most married couples would agree that although sex is an important element of their marriage, it is far outweighed by the love, devotion, validation, caring, sharing, affirmation, companionship that a good marriage provides.
Marriage also provides economic stability — I know many couples both gay and straight, where one partner losing employment, would have been homeless, if not for the income of the other partner.
Two can live as cheaply as one, not forgetting the multiplicity of tax benefits, estate, and financial that a marriage certificate provides.
That is the main reason that same sex marriage has been now legalized in many countries — because the financial advantages of heterosexual married couples so far eclipsed that of equally tax paying couples “ living in sin “.
Inequality and disparity and discrimination are egregious and unfair.
To casually condemn MILLIONS to life long loneliness is cruel and sadistic and entirely unchristian.
And please provide the date, time and place when YOU made the conscious deliberate decision to be heterosexual — you were fortunate and blessed to be BORN with that predisposition.