Monday, October 20, 2008

Marriage Facts

The constitutional arguments advanced by genderless marriage proponents fail not so much because of flaws of logic or coherence but primarily because those arguments are premised on a quicksand foundation—that is, the factually inaccurate narrow (or close personal relationship) description of contemporary American marriage. The successful constitutional arguments advanced in support of man-woman marriage succeed because they are ultimately premised on the factually accurate broad (or institutional) description of a complex whole—the marriage institution—that guides individual activity, sustains identity, gives sense and purpose to the lives of its participants, and thereby produces valuable social goods.
Monte Neil Stewart, President, Marriage Law Foundation. In the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

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