The debate over same-sex “marriage” continues to roil our politics. It regularly appears in legislatures, and there’s an important court case going on in California over it.
But a new study should make us ask a key question: Just what do we mean by “marriage”?
Traditionally, marriage was defined as a life-long, sexually exclusive covenant between a man and a woman, directed to the procreation and education of children and to the personal good of the spouses.
When seen in that light, same-sex “marriage” just isn’t “marriage” – it’s something completely different.
Some same-sex “marriage” advocates have even rejected the idea of monogamy, and assume that their “married” relationships will not be sexually exclusive. This has been confirmed by a new study of same-sex relationships, conducted in San Francisco. The study found that the majority of the same-sex couples assume that they will not be sexually exclusive, they approve of such outside sexual relationships, and they have no intention of being faithful and monogamous.
So let’s take stock of how same-sex “marriage” fits into the definition of marriage.
This has long been one of the unspoken truths behind the push for same-sex “marriage”. The advocates want the legal rights that go along with marriage, they want the social acceptance of the term, and they want to force us to accept their relationships as “normal”.
The only thing they don’t actually want is, well, marriage itself.
It seems clear to me that the insight of the philosopher Inigo Montoya is relevant here: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
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