In case you have not noticed, more states in the USA are re-defining Marriage to include two people of the same sex. For approximately 5,000 years, the concept of Marriage has meant one Man and one Woman, joined by a ceremony in either a civil setting or a religious one, and sometimes both. When one man and one woman are joined in marriage, this forms the start of a new Family, which in most cases leads to their having biological offspring (their children), whom they raise in their household, and bring up according to their beliefs.
The institution of the Family (man,woman,children) has been threatened for many years in Western society, broken apart by Feminism, No-fault Divorce, the Welfare State, and many government programs designed to support single-parent families (thus making marriage not as necessary for economic support of children).
We have seen the deleterious effects of this breakdown of the family: formation of gangs, high crime rates among children from fatherless homes, increased poverty, and multi-generation families with none of their members gainfully employed. The Public Schools have actually encouraged this breakdown by celebrating all family structures as equally desirable, and inculcating children with the belief that they really do not need both a father and a mother in the home (Heather Has Two Mommies). And the most recent manifestation of this breakdown is the acceptance of homosexuals’ “right to marry”. If it spreads to a majority of States, or if our Supreme Court strikes down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, that will be the final nail in the coffin of the traditional family in the US. Most social scientists agree that the Family is the core institution of a Civil Society, and if that core institution fails, Civil Society is threatened. No matter how homosexuals and their advocates try to play it down, or claim that it does not exist, Human Nature is real, and directs all human behavior. Feminists who tried to raise their male children in a completely non-violent way, denying them building toys or toy weapons, found out, to their chagrin, that their boys “will be boys”, and they found a way to play with whatever they could pretend were weapons. Men and Women ARE different by nature, and they were designed, on purpose, to be complementary, in order to create children to perpetuate the Human Race. We should be VERY careful when we try to tamper with Nature, because the consequences might just not be very pleasant.
And Society, when it tries to re-define Marriage and Family, might end up contributing to its own demise. Remember Ancient Greece? That society glorified homosexuality. Look where they are now.
I changed the title of this post to use the real word for the concept. I will not let the mainstream media or homosexual lobby dictate my terminology.