Meditating on this verse reinforces my belief in traditional marriage. Only male and female ‘man’ (man as a species, human species) can, together, create this being that God created in His very own image.
Genesis 1:26-28New American Standard Bible (NASB)
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [a]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [b]sky and over every living thing that [c]moves on the earth.”
This act of creating life is awesome, in the true sense, the biblical sense of the word awesome. This was the intention of God for male and female humans, who He created in His image, to create other human beings who are in the very image of God. When under the authority of God, this union between male and female is blessed and holy.
Then He called them “very good”, blessed them, gave them dominion, and instructed them to raise their children in the way they should go.