Regarding President Obama’s same-sex marriage stand, I have a question for those "distraught" for religious reasons. I have heard/read many say that, while they are not against civil unions, they oppose it because the Bible defines "marriage" as being between a "man and a woman."
Using several concordances to search for the word “marriage” in every English translation of the Bible available, the only hit that gets close to mentioning marriage is Corinthians 7:1-16; and that speaks more to staying married, and when death ends a marriage.
I have spoken with ministers, and they were similarly unable to cite a single Biblical reference.
So my question to naysaying religious scholars is: Where does the Bible define a marriage as being only between a "man and a woman" — not citations that discuss a "wife" and a "husband," but ones that limit "marriage" to men/women partners? If, as they keep insisting, marriage is limited to being "between one man and one woman" — where in the Bible is that clearly stated?
Luis Zapata, Silver Spring