Men are fathers and role models, not only to their own children, but to younger people in general.
The church is one body in Jesus Christ
We are saved by the grace of God, and made to "add some measure of grace to the world."
There are good reasons, consistent with our understanding of biblical faith, to believe that the covenant of marriage should be recognized as a gift from God extended to two people of the same gender.
There are many ways to be the church, but the church is most faithful when it reflects the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ.