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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

Todd94 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 9:02 PM
Because marriage has requirements. One is to be a man one is to be a woman. Easy, simple. So this doesn't fit your lifestyle and so you want to change it. Why have rules, laws or standards. Anything goes leads to chaos. When you don't like the rules or definitions you seek to change them. Civil unions were ok with most people. But then it's different just like the people who who engage in them and what you are promoting is "Sameness" and same sex unions are not the same and should not be considered the same. Keep telling everyone the same lie over and over and they will believe it. Not everyone does or will though so you have to make it a law. Isn't that silencing a belief as well? What about religious freedom. Thats in the constitution

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...