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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

Mark1963 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:15 AM
Civil Rights are supposed to benefit everyone in the community. Consider the right to vote. As more people vote, they 9hopefully0 become better acquainted with the issues, so that a balanced opinion of WE The People is gained and followed in D.C. Yes, I know that isn't how the system works. That's only how its designed to "Work>" How legalizing gay (or same sex, if you prefer) unions truly benefits everyone in society, I don't know. Remember, a Federal Law in this area would also require Churches and other religious Institutions to recognize same sex unions. Shades of Obama Care? How does this benefit Society as a whole?

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

Many of us will recall the song from Sesame Street that begins, “One of these things is not like the other.” The song conveyed to viewers that not everything, or every relationship, is the same; we have different capabilities and purposes.

The government routinely sings this song as it recognizes and seeks to support certain relationships based on their uniqueness, their distinctive purpose, or their benefit to society.

One such relationship that is unlike...