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If gay couples can marry, what does marriage mean?

Catholic World News - August 06, 2010

In an insightful column for the Wall Street Journal, reacting to Judge Walker’s decision to overturn California’s Proposition 8, Dana Mack argues that gay activists want to be treated just like their parents—even if they don’t behave like their parents.

Gay couples have moved closer to sewing lives in patterns borrowed from their own birth families' cultural histories and traditions. The question, however, is whether giving them license to piece together remnants of so decayed an institution as marriage will not aggravate all the more the fraying of its fabric.

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  • Posted by: ma.defending1896 - Aug. 08, 2010 2:34 PM ET USA

    If the Church really wanted to defend marriage in the public square, she is 40 years too late. Marriage has NOT been "marriage" since no-fault divorce in the 70's. True marriage has contractual elements: I wouldn't agree to raise a family with a man unless he will be my partner maintaining one common household for life, and he will only have "marital" relations with me. With no-fault divorce, the civil courts force families apart whenever anyone feels like it.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Aug. 07, 2010 11:41 AM ET USA

    It's the end of marriage, since there is no principle to be found in the Constitution which allows laws to define it according to Walker, imperator tyrannusque. The end of legal recognition of the special role of the parents of children -- especially the allowance for a mother to stay at home for the purpose of raising children. The next stage is plural marriage. Pray for the United States.

  • Posted by: mrschips19308196 - Aug. 06, 2010 10:27 PM ET USA

    "Same-sex marriage" is an oxymoron.It is extremely disturbing to realize that this phenomenon is now prowling worldwide.Talk about bastardizing the truth!

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