What some can’t seem to grasp is that the mothers of America don’t like being told that they don’t matter or that a child with two fathers is missing nothing. The fathers of America feel the same way. And until the advocates of same-sex “marriage” find a way to convince Americans that husbands and wives, and mothers and fathers, really don’t make a difference, they will never be successful in hiding the hallowed footsteps of diverse cultures and faiths, throughout history and across the globe, who uphold marriage as the ideal.
And when Marylanders uphold marriage in November, they’ll be saying the same thing that Americans just said in a CBS News/New York Times poll—that marriage should remain one man and one woman. In that poll, only 38 percent of Americans said they support same-sex “marriage.” Thus, Americans are married to marriage, the fundamental building block of a healthy, thriving society. This fact hasn’t changed in the 15 years that Americans have been voting on marriage, and no manufactured court ruling is going to change that anytime soon.
Austin R. Nimocks is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that has defended marriage and religious liberty in courts throughout the U.S.