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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:29 PM
In my opinion, government should have no such power, although the careful citizen should be aware of the ways the courts may regard issues such as dissolution of a marriage. Otherwise, the power to create marriage contracts should be left up to individuals, with assistance from church authorities (if they so choose), family (if they so choose), or attorneys (if they so choose).

One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.”

In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process, not...