When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could have...
The grand majority of homosexual unions do not provide stability, to the point where they are the exception rather than the rule. The grand majority of heterosexual marriages do provide stability along with the other things I have mentioned. In any case, society offers privileges to married couples to encourage stability because a stable family is the best place to raise children. Well-raised children are the primary benefit traditional marriage offers to society and the main reason society rewards marriage in return. Marriage is about the joining of one man and one woman in a sacred pledge. Why? What happens when a man and woman are joined together? Generally, children.
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