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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

faithhopecharity Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:07 AM
It is uncharted waters because there has never been a society that has allowed for such an unnatural union to show it may survive ... 12 years isn't survival. Think clearly with your mind and not with your other parts.

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...