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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:49 AM
/sigh Nobody seems to get it, or wants to get it. Marriage is a religious term. Civil union is a legal condition. The first amendment technically prevents any recognition of the term by the government, in spite of the sloppiness of legislation since the late 1700s. ALL unions between any two people are civil unions in the eyes of the law, and should be written as such. The fact that the GBLT group is pushing it as marriage is because their ultimate goal is to use the government to attack religions. And frankly, the Obamacare rulings are aiding and abetting them in that process.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 3:58 PM
Dr Z

Go to your local and state reps and tell them that you want to do away with ALL marriage licenses. Tell it to your wife. See how far it gets you.

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...