The church of Sweetwood Temenos defines Marriage as a communion of souls that is a committed and abiding erotic love relationship between adults. We believe children born from the relationships we define, as marriage is a good and natural experience.
However the amendment to ban “gay marriage” would deny legal recognition by the state of Wisconsin to the Sweetwood Temenos sacrament of marriage to some adults whose behavior is otherwise legal and ethical. This denial would be based solely on the imposition of a tradition of marriage that requires its erotic love relationship to have a reproductive capacity.
What we have here is one tradition that believes homoerotic love relationships cannot achieve the spiritual status of marriage because it lacks a reproductive capacity. The other tradition, which of Sweetwood Temenos aggrees with believes that homoerotic love relationships can achieve the spiritual status of marriage because a reproductive capacity is not necessary.
Traditions do change and improve for the better. For an example for thousands of years women were to be “silent”, then American democracy changed this tradition and gave women the right to vote. Some felt that giving women the right to vote would weaken marriage but it did not.
The tradition of marriage supported by Sweetwood Temenos can exist side by side with the other tradition of marraige in a democracy that allows its citizens to chose the one that best reflect their religious or secular sensibilities. There is no legitimate reason that the democracy of the state of Wisconsin should favor one tradition over the other. The "Gay marriage" amendment is a democratic means used in an attempt to impose undemocratic ends.
Whatever way the good citizens of the state of Wisconsin shall vote, Sweetwood Temenos will continue offer the sacrement of marriage to homosexual relationships that seek it.