Recently the California Supreme Court ruled the state must recognize gay “marriage”. Not only has the court over stepped its bounds, it is a wrong decision. Marriage between a man and woman is by far the healthiest environment to raise children in, and it is in the best interest of society to maintain this fundamental definition, and institution that has served society so well.
By suggesting that the state support an alternative to traditional marriage is to plainly state that this is no longer the case, which would be false on its face, and undermine an institution that is best for the future of our society. That does not mean that individuals can’t enter into a contract that supports another person in a relationship by including them in a legal document like a will, or living will, but it does not constitute what’s best for a healthy society; marriage between men and women procreating.
The driving force to change the definition of marriage is a need that the gay community has to be accepted as “equal”. They are equal as individuals but not as partners in “marriage”. Gay couples may be a better alternative to raising children in abusive relationships or in the case where no family exists at all. But it is not the best option or even close to equivalent when you have a loving couple, man and woman, in a healthy relationship providing role models that will lead to a healthy society, perpetuating its existence through future marriage and child bearing.
We should not change the definition of marriage and in fact we should strengthen its resolve by once and for all defining marriage between a man and a woman. We must take a stand here or we risk a total disintegration in the value of marriage which will hurt society in the long run. There is a reason we don’t allow people to marry multiple partners, why is it different for gay couples? If this is not resolved, what is to stop an assault on marriage from every group with differing definitions of “marriage”? Nothing and that’s the point. We must protect our ability to nurture institutions that are good for society. Not every heterosexual marriage is good for society, and every marriage does not produce children. But only one arrangement allows for the possibility of a continued society and the healthiest way to raise children; traditional marriage. It is worth keeping such a sacred tradition by protecting its status as the preferred arrangement for preserving our society…