Reasons for supporting traditional marriage
Why it is Important
: "Voting 'YES' restores 'marriage' to its original meaning. (This is in keeping with
of the 61% who voted for Proposition 22 in 2000.) Without the passage of Proposition 8, there will no longer be a word for the husband-wife
"The principle purpose of this permament relationship relates to the natural
result of normal sexual union: the continuation of human life. . . . The word "marriage" has always been defined as a husband-wife
relationship. . . ."
"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California."
"Marriage is not just a private matter of emotion between two people. On the contrary, its success or failure
has measurable impact on all of society. . . . The term homophobic refers to fear of homosexuality. This term often is used by homosexual
activists to end rational discussion of the issue by accusing their opponents of having an irrational fear. This is unjust."
: "The Supreme Courtís decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters;
it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves . . ."
"It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast
majority of California voters already
approved and what Californians agree should be supported, not undermined."
Marriage means far more
than veils, flowers, and exchanging
rings. Its true prestige is earned by sacrifice, not by ceremony.
The joy is more in bringing
a child into the world than in bringing
flowers into a church. It often includes two persons giving equally of their genes to the
child they bring into the world, carrying on, in the child, the very image and makeup of both father and mother. That is marriage:
the ideal blending of male and female parents. . . .
The husband-wife relationship has a name, with no need for judicial redefinition.
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