The Future of Marriage

(Until the People of Massachusetts have the opportunity to Vote, the Marriage issue isn’t going away.  Let the People Vote! – promoted by Cool Cal)

This was published recently during the debate over same-sex marriage in California.

I thought it really got to the heart of the matter–that marriage is more about our responsibilities to our future generations than about personal desires.  

OPINION

Protecting marriage to protect children

Marriage as a human institution is constantly evolving. But in all societies, marriage shapes the rights and obligations of parenthood.

By David Blankenhorn

September 19, 2008

I’m a liberal Democrat. And I do not favor same-sex marriage. Do those positions sound contradictory? To me, they fit together.

Many seem to believe that marriage is simply a private love relationship between two people. They accept this view, in part, because Americans have increasingly emphasized and come to value the intimate, emotional side of marriage, and in part because almost all opinion leaders today, from journalists to judges, strongly embrace this position. That’s certainly the idea that underpinned the California Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

But I spent a year studying the history and anthropology of marriage, and I’ve come to a different conclusion.

Full article here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/op…  

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