Post Author: Bill Pratt
Well, there are many, but Wintery Knight points us to an excellent article written by Robert George that explains some of the issues quite well. George rightly asserts that we must, as a society, agree on what marriage is before we start re-defining it. And, it is up to the people of the United States to make this determination, not the courts.
What is marriage? Is it merely a piece of paper? Is it two people who have strong feelings toward each other? Is it two or more people who want to live together, for whatever reason? Is it all about sexual pleasure? What is it?
Just as the key issue with abortion is defining what human life is, the key issue with gay marriage is defining what marriage is, including its purpose. Until we debate this definition, efforts to recast marriage in the courts are getting ahead of the American people and we will end up with an even more divided nation.