Discussion about State Recognized Marriage
by Thomas A. Stobie, SFO
In this webpage, I will discuss Marriage, state recognition of marriage, and related issues. Then I will make recommendations on how to address Marriage and the related issues. I will not discuss here the religious only aspects of marriage.
For hundreds of years, marriage was a life-long commitment between a man and a woman forming a solid foundation for raising children. Many governments have eroded this by offering easier and easier divorces resulting in many problems including broken families and less respect for law. In the last decade, some courts have been legislating that people of the same sex can marry. In some places, marriages can consist of more than two people. What further confuses things is marriages means different things to different people. Confusing the issue further, some people physically alter themselves to appear different than their genetic sex. It would not be surprising to see some states offering "marriages" that expire after a period of time. Marriage ends up being reduced to the minimum that is common to all definitions.
It is imporant that we examine marriage, its benefits, and look at how society can protect the more beneficial forms of marriage.
Definitions of Marriage
There are numerous definitions of marriage and include:
Common Misconceptions about Marriage
Societial Benefits of Marriage
Society benefits from marriage in many ways:
There are Issues related to marriage and traditionally have been associated with marriage but should now be address separately.
Questions & Answers
The United States Government and each state government (particularly where the federal government fails to
act or acts wrongly) should:
Human Maturity States
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Last modified on 5 Nov 2008.