Why it is between a man and a woman
A major reason for misunder-
standing the present marriage
issues in politics is that so few
people think deeply into what
marriage is and why it is. Our
Western culture has gotten so
caught up with materialism
(the pursuit of physical things)
that reasoning has deteriorated.
Basic principles of life have
been forgotten or neglected.
The original purpose of marriage is for a
couple to create human life together. This
is fundamental to all human societies. One
of the greatest things that comes from this
relationship, when it is successful, is the
peaceful security of a permanent bonding
between two people. The natural result of
the husband-wife relationship is children.
Human life is perpetuated. Procreation is
the fundamental purpose of marriage.
Recognizing and respecting the value of
a successful husband-wife relationship
cannot reasonably be construed as any
prejudice against people who have any
emotional attractions for people of the
same sex. Appreciating the importance
of traditional marriage is an intelligent
observation of its relevance to human
society and happiness in family life. It
is natural and reasonable to protect the
definition of marriage as being between
a wife and a husband. No other institu-
tion better deserves protection!
Preserving the definition of the word
“marriage” is not a policy “against
gays” but a sign of appreciation for
the supreme value of the husband-
wife relationship to society.