What is Marriage?Co-author Ryan Anderson of Heritage ably defends marriage on this weekend CNN segment: (Video: What is Marriage Co-Author Anderson Defends Marriage on CNN http://t.co/UY1fvjtsXR ...
Marriage is defined as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman, it always has been and always should be defined as such. It should not be left to a court to redefine what marriage is in order to accommodate 1% of the population. In addition if they redefine marriage what other common practices and traditions will they redefine next??? This is something the courts should not be deciding. The people have already voted on this matter in CA and most other states, they don't want same sex marriage and do not support redefining what marriage between a man and a woman is about. Children deserve the right to have a father and a mother. Those who want to live together in sin and with someone of the same sex should find their own definition for homosexual relationships....which is homosexual fornication. It's not about producing children and raising a family because two men and two women can't procreate, but must adopt or find a surrogate or use IVF. It's not a natural relationship and threatens the traditional family and home environment for children.
The President claims he supports marriage and wants to give children stable families, with two parents, but he doesn't understand nor care about the statistics on what a safe and stable environment for children is about. No family is perfect, but the natural family guarantees the most successful outcome for children and studies have proven this to be true. Sadly too many think allowing same sex couples to marry gives them equality, but equality is not about allowing people of the same sex to live the lifestyle of a heterosexual couple but recognizing that marriage is between a man and a woman and that everyone has an equal right to marry a man and a woman of the opposite sex.
Perhaps the only way to stop the push for marriage by homosexuals is to reform the tax laws and instill a flat tax, that way everyone pays an equal share regardless of marital status. As for benefits,etc, living wills and powers of attorney should allow for transfer of ownership and medical decisions of same sex couples. If we allow courts to redefine marriage it will take the power away from private individuals and organizations to make religious decisions and will infringe on their religious liberty.