In response to:

Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

Cambermeister Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 2:06 PM
KevNC, personally, I can't see where this is an issue involving homosexuality. It's simply about the definition of marriage. There are those believing this is about homosexuality and children. Youngsters are pretty much asexual. They go through a time of confusion at the onset of puberty. David3036 has explained better than me of how some boys begin to acquire homosexuality during this time frame. (cont)

NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here.

Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage won’t hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage is—a failure to grasp marriage’s role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions.

Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and...