25 Oct 2012

Lets Celebrate Marriage

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I recently got married, well 2010 to be precise, and it appears most of my peers have either recently married or are getting married so I feel that this blog post is rather timely. Marriage is an interesting and complex puzzle that teaches us new lessons every day, sometimes those lessons can be tough and can stretch a relationship to it’s limits but if we break it down into it’s purest and simplest form Marriage really isn’t that complicated. However one thing that remains, marriage is pure.

Boy meets girl, boy desires girl and girl desires boy. Boy and girl decide to get married and make lots of little boys and girls. It’s that simple and yet modern life attempts to unnecessarily complicate it by introducing opposing needs to include those that seek relationships with the same sex. There are those that have attempted to redefine marriage so that it ‘fits’ within our modern society and we’ve heard in the news repeatedly about the opposition to traditional marriage legal definitions between a man and a woman.

As Alan Partridge quoted “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. But this isn’t a rally against gay relationships. Civil partnerships already provide all the legal benefits of marriage so there’s no need to redefine it. It’s not discriminatory to support traditional marriage. Same-sex couples may choose to have a civil partnership but no one has the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us.

If marriage is redefined, those who believe in traditional marriage will be sidelined. People’s careers could be harmed, couples seeking to adopt or foster could be excluded, and schools would inevitably have to teach the new definition to children. If marriage is redefined once, what is to stop it being redefined to allow polygamy?

I firmly believe that redefining marriage to embrace same-sex relationships would mean diminishing the meaning of marriage for most people, with very little if anything gained for homosexual people. If I am right, in the long term we would all be losers.

People should not feel pressurised to go along with same-sex marriage just because of political correctness. They should be free to express their views. Which is why the Coalition for Marriage was created.

The Coalition for Marriage (C4M) is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional marriage and oppose any plans to redefine it. It is backed by politicians, lawyers, academics and religious leaders and it reaches out to people of all faiths and none, who believe that marriage is the most successful partnership in history and should not be redefined.

The C4M draws upon a substantial body of evidence showing that marriage – as it has been understood for thousands of years – is beneficial to society, and that changing its definition would undermine that benefit. Throughout history and in virtually all human societies marriage has always been the union of a man and a woman. Marriage reflects the complementary natures of men and women. Though death and divorce may prevent it it is proven, with evidence, that children do best with a married mother and father.

The Coalition’s petition demonstrates that there is broad public opposition to redefining marriage and with over 600,000 petition votes it’s clearly having an impact.

I support the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.

The video above explains why marriage should not be redefined, produced for the Coalition for Marriage (UK), let’s all celebrate marriage.

If you feel the same way you too can sign the petition against redefining marriage here: http://c4m.org.uk/

Let me know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

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