Friday, March 15, 2013

Why Marriage Matters - Ryan Anderson

Ryan T. Anderson has written an insightful piece on why marriage matters, and some of the consequences of redefining it as something other that what it has been and is. In his abstract, Anderson writes:
"Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. By encouraging the norms of marriage—monogamy, sexual exclusivity, and permanence—the state strengthens civil society and reduces its own role."
Read the entire piece HERE.

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