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Marriage Debate LogoAmid news that gay marriage law is leading to the shutdown of church adoption services, a new gay sex curriculum in elementary schools, and same sex marriages in a few states, it’s time to bring back our exciting Marriage Debate.

We’ve all heard the question, “How does letting gays marry threaten heterosexuals?” The idea behind the question is that same-sex marriage has no real negative consequences.  So, let’s put the matter up to debate:

Q. How Exactly Does Gay Marriage Law Hurt Heterosexuals and Their Families?

Before weighing in with your comments, consider our suggestions below and then have at it. To ensure your comments are posted, keep it clean and focused on the arguments pro or con. (There may be a brief delay while comments are being reviewed and approved.)

MarriageNewsNow! Top Ten Ways Gay Marriage Law Hurts Heterosexuals and their Families

  1. Same-sex marriage law would not stipulate (or even insinuate) that adult partners are agreeing to raise children together; therefore, the all-inclusive same-sex marriage contract leaves heterosexual women and children without essential legal and economic protection against penalty-free spousal abandonment.
  2. Same-sex marriage law would not stipulate that adult partners must stay together for any duration of time; therefore, the all-inclusive same-sex marriage contract places heterosexual spouses and children at grave risk of economic destitution through penalty-free spousal abandonment.
  3. Same-sex marriage law would not severely penalize a spouse who exits the contract; therefore, the all-inclusive same-sex marriage contract offers no legal recourse for the faithful spouse or the children now struggling to survive without the committed help of the departing spouse.
  4. Same sex marriage law would create injustice in adoption services, for gay-couple adoptions institutionalize gender discrimination against one sex and deprive children of the normative right to both a mother and a father as provided in nature.
  5. Same sex marriage law would legally and logically open the door to polygamy, polyamory, polyandry, or to any group of cohabiting individuals that requests “marriage” status and benefits.
  6. Same sex marriage law would be fundamentally unequal, unfair, and unjust, for homosexuals would receive from the state equal benefits as heterosexuals without providing to the state an equal number of new citizens and related caregiving services.
  7. Same sex marriage law leads to gay sex indoctrination of  young children in taxpayer funded public schools.
  8. Same sex marriage law marginalizes and stigmatizes religious groups, and removes the right of religious charities to deliver the services required by their faith communities.
  9. Same sex marriage law would permit self-interested spouses to quit the contract for any reason, potentially causing grave economic harm to responsible faithful spouses.
  10. Same sex marriage law would redefine gay cohabitation as “marriage,” thus destroying the child-oriented, family distinction and culture of marriage which takes great effort to maintain.

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recentnewsA recent Gallup Poll reports that the American public is rejecting gay marriage and rallying to traditional marriage.

The percentage of Americans who do not want same-sex marriage to become law rose from 53 percent to 57 percent since 2007.  The percentage of those who favor gay marriage dropped from 46 percent to 40 percent over the same period. The move represents a  reversal of pro-gay-marriage sentiment, which began to appear in the late 1990s.

Observers say various events may be responsible for the changing tide. From the overreaching judicial imposition of gay marriage upon the traditional marriage state of Iowa, to the ongoing public relations attack on beauty queen Carrie Prejean led by blogger Perez Hilton (and more recently by Keith Lewis at Miss USA’s K2 Productions), gay bullying tactics and aggression are backfiring everywhere, causing rapid erosion of public support for same sex marriage. 

Which brings us to our popular Weekend Poll Question:

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marriedcoupleFollowers of the same-sex marriage issue were forced to endure another painful round of marriage debates this week, as news commentators  offered empty arguments against traditional marriage (e.g., “the State is unfairly favoring one type of love and attraction over another”) and absurd arguments favoring same-sex marriage (e.g., “one’s gay sexual tastes are analogous to being black or female”). To help erase the bad memories and fuzzy logic, here’s our own  Marriage Debate:

    Q. What are the best arguments in favor of preserving and strengthening traditional marriage laws?

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    MarriageNewsNow! Top Ten Arguments for Strengthening Traditional Marriage Laws
  1. The State has a definite interest in protecting by law the unique heterosexual union that creates, feeds, nurtures, and educates its massive citizenry from infancy to adulthood.
  2. Children need a long-term stable home that marriage law helps to ensure.
  3. Marriage law protects dependent spouses and children from economic destitution and poverty arising through spousal departure.
  4. Families formed without marriage contracts dissolve easily and repeatedly, leading to high rates of child neglect, abuse, and juvenile delinquency.
  5. Same-sex marriage threatens American democracy via judicial imposition of laws contrary to the democratically determined will of the American people.
  6. Gay marriage law removes basic freedoms with regard to religious ceremonies, the right to conscientious objection, and the right of parents to determine the educational curriculum for their own children.
  7. Legalization of gay marriage threatens constitutional rights of free speech under the guise of “hate speech” censorship laws.
  8. All cultures of human history have recognized marriage as a unique contract between men and women oriented to the long-term project of raising of families.
  9. Gay marriage defies nature’s own design; the parts don’t work that way.
  10. All major religions denounce same-sex marriage as against God and nature.

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