Wednesday, December 07, 2011

MercatorNet: A mortal threat to marriage


What gays and lesbians want is marriage lite, not real marriage. This confers the right to do karaoke versions of  "Going to the Chapel of Love" in public, but little more. Divorce is an ever-present possibility, fidelity is unnecessary and children are optional. Big deal.

What compelling reason is there for the state to support such an impoverished institution? Traditional marriages nurture children, who are the future of society and deserve protection. But why should the state get in the business of supporting what is little more than friendship with benefits?

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