"We stand looking forward to a century which is full of promise and full of peril. Human beings are confronting the question of how to use wisely the power which has been given to us through the discoveries of the last century. We shall not be converted to the promise of the future by more knowledge, but rather by an increase of loving wisdom and reverence, for life, for the earth and for one another."
The institution of marriage does not, in other words, have a monopoly on compassion, stewardship and societal obligations. We all do. That's the Christian faith stripped down to bare bones. Amen.