Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lucia Why marriage is heterosexual and pro-woman

It seems the battle to redefine marriage never sleeps. While families raise their children, those that would reduce marriage to a temporary romantic liaison between any sex are worried that conservatives continue to defend the traditional notion that marriage can be only be formed between a man and a woman.

So, here is yet another salvo in the ongoing war. Why marriage is inherently heterosexual.
If the state declares same-sex unions to be equivalent to marriage, it will profoundly obscure the nature of marriage. In effect, it will send the message that marriage is centrally about the romantic attachment and sexual relationship of adults to each other rather than about a relationship which by its nature is oriented to and suited for becoming family. Doing that would almost certainly further weaken the institution of marriage.
One major point that people seem to miss in the same-sex marriage debate. The weakening effect on marriage by the promotion of same-sex marriage is profoundly anti-woman. As the above article says:
Almost always, children can count on their mothers to care for them when they are young; the institution of marriage is dedicated to ensuring, as much as possible, that fathers also will fulfill their responsibilities to the children they help procreate, and to the mothers of their children.
Marriage tries to ensure the involvement of men. Where the idea of marriage is disintegrating, the lack of involvement of men can be quite clearly seen.

Related Link: Maxim Institute: Reviving the Same-Sex Marriage Debate? ~ GayNZ

2 comment(s):

Ron McK said...

Let Mercy Triumph.

MathewK said...

Yep, once you let two men or two women 'marry' each other, then it'll be 3 men and more. Because once you make it only about a loving commitment, how can you discriminate against the loving commitment of 3, 4, 5 etc

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