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Democratic Debate on Marriage Better Than Judicial Commands

Heidi90 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:16 PM
"When children are deprived of mothers or fathers, not only do children suffer, society suffers as well." A child born of heterosexual parents whose father abandons him or her and is raised by a single mother in poverty may suffer. A child whose heterosexual parents go through a high-conflict divorce and are unable to successfully co-parent may suffer. But a child raised by two loving and committed parents, whether of the opposite or the same sex, does not suffer. My children are living proof that I am right. I am a bisexual woman with two daughters. My oldest child is my biological daughter. Her father and I were unmarried teenagers when she was born. We never did get married, and our relationship ended when our daughter was 8.

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

Not content with government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” some have brought their case for same-sex marriage to the courts and asked them to overturn the policy of states such as California—where the people voted to affirm man-woman marriage’s benefits to society, not just once, but twice in an eight-year span.

These advocates lean upon a constitutional interpretation that requires the fundamental redefinition of marriage in a manner, not only unknown...