In 1973 there were 3.6 billion humans on this planet. 30 years later there are over 6 billion. Marriage can't be just to procreate or there isn't much hope for the future. I married for love 17 years ago and although we considered it we decided not to have children for numerous reasons but mainly out of ecological concern for the planet. The more childless couples out there the more acceptable it is to just be in love and not have children. As for gay bishops and gay marriage I am strongly against it. Just because it is in fashion to be gay in secular society is no reason for the church to go this way. I thought the church was supposed to be a leader not a follower of the masses. Whatever happenned to "and lead us not into temptation ?" What will become of the words, bride, groom, husband, wife ?