“Marriage unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union.” “Recognized in their own ways throughout time by every culture, state, and religion, this is what marriage is. It is not a matter of faith, but a human reality. It is God’s plan for creation, but is independent of belief in God.”
The second point I will make is marriage advocates must break the habit of using the term “same-sex or gay marriage.” It misrepresents what the issue by implying it is merely about gay participation in marriage, and obscures the consequences of redefining marriage. The redefinition of marriage does not lead to two different kinds of marriage existing side-by-side in the law, but eliminates the only civil institution that unites kids with their moms and dads.