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The amendment [to the constitution to ban gay marriage] should fully protect [heterosexual] marriage, while leaving the state legislatures free to make their own choices in defining legal arrangements other than marriage.
24 Feb 2004    Source
Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage? Mostly Agree
Besides the slippery slope argument (which I believe is a legitimate one in this case, opening the door to polygamous arrangements), gay marriage undermines the procreative justification for marriage. Western companionate marriage is as much about kids as it is about love. Scrap the one reason and it’s harder to justify getting married for the other reason. ... Now personally I couldn’t care less if gays get married... this post is a primer for society, not for my own hedonistic pursuit.
10 Jun 2008    Source
The union of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honoring -- honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith. Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
14 Feb 2004    Source
Agree Is marriage a good thing? Disagree
Marriage is a social mechanism designed to exchange sex for indentured servitude. So why are women now the eager instigators of divorce? What changed in the culture? Four things, primarily: the pill, easy divorce, women’s economic independence, and rigged laws that make divorce a good financial prospect for women. ... All the positive loving benefits you can get out of marriage can also be had within an unmarried relationship.
14 Jan 2010    Source