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A Solid Case for Supporting Marriage Equality,
This review is from: What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (Paperback)
The authors do a wonderful job bridging the gap between those that try and differentiate between Traditional Marriage and Gay Marriage. They make the point that marriage, as defined in the bible, is about the qualities that make marriage important to society (i.e. love, willing to sacrifice for each other, someone to share your dreams with, etc) and not simply about gender.
I know that for myself I used to believe that Traditional Marriage was being threatened by Gay Marriage. After finding out that I had close family members that were gay, I learned that their hopes and dreams are the same as mine. The authors make the point that as we come to know those who are LGBT people we come to know them as humans and not simply as the "other".
There is a Jewish proverb that states, "An enemy is someone whose story we don't know." Books like this, if read with an open heart, can help us to understand that our LGBT family members and neighbors are not perverts that are just looking for sex with anyone, but, if given the opportunity, most want stable, loving, committed and legal relationships as defined by marriage.
I've read several other good books on this subject, but if you only read one, this one should be at the top of the list.