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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:01 AM
The next generation comes from people who want to and are able to have children Same as it always has. And same as it always has some will marry and not have children and some will have children and not marry (although it is better if they are married) but for most of us having children is not the main reason to get married and when they are out of the house it is not the reason to stay married That reason is love If you married for children and found out your wife was infertile wod you leave her? Probably not , you probably married her for love and unless you married late and God forbid die young, you will spend much of your marriage without kids in home. they will call and visit etc but it will mostly be you and your wife

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...