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20th Anniversary of “Same-Sex Marriage”

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” – Leviticus 18:22

Today is a big day and one of celebration for many who would classify themselves as LGBTQ activists. Today is the 20th Anniversary of “Same-Sex Marriage” in the United States according to Molly Ball, who wrote a piece that is garnering substantial interest for the Wall Street Journal titled, “How 20 Years of Same-Sex Marriage Changed America.”

Ball claims that today is the 20th anniversary of same-sex marriage, and this is because, on May 17, 2004, the first state-sanctioned same-sex wedding took place in Massachusetts. In the article, Ball paints a glamorous picture of how same-sex marriages have enriched our nation since that time.

In just a little over a decade later, the United States Supreme Court followed down the same path as Massachusetts, and in the Obergefell ruling declared same-sex marriage as the law of the land. Although Ball paints a rosy picture of how same-sex marriage has had a positive effect on our national landscape, the reality is far different than her portrayal.

Not only is a homosexual union an affront to God, but same-sex marriage is what paved the way for launching the very dangerous transgender ideology into the national spotlight. In many ways, the decision twenty years ago today, in Massachusetts, and nine years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage, has provided a launching pad for even more sexual immorality to be celebrated in our nation.

Ball is correct when she states that same-sex marriage has changed America, but it is not in the positive way that she portrays it. It has changed America by not only devaluing marriage but also providing the platform for the faulty transgender movement to catch fire. Sexual immorality has only snowballed since the celebration of same-sex marriages has been legalized in our nation.


Father, thank You, for Your perfect design and creation of marriage. Lord, thank You, for the precious gift of marriage that You have given to humanity. Father, forgive our nation as we have devalued marriage, and may one day our land return to Your standard for it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.