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Brian Brown on SSM in USA News & World Report Debate Club

 

Brian Brown answers the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal Nationwide" asked in the Debate Club hosted at U.S. News & World Report:

Nationally Legal Gay Marriage Puts Churches at Risk

The real question that faces the nation is this: Should the U.S. Supreme Court or Congress invalidate the marriage laws of 44 states and eviscerate 30 state constitutions in order to redefine marriage to make it genderless? Properly understanding the question, the obvious answer is no.

It is a fundamental misunderstanding of the marriage debate to think that same-sex marriage would exist in the law alongside traditional marriage as simply a new and different expression of the same marriage institution Americans have always known. What is at stake is two competing definitions of marriage—the union of any two people regardless of gender, versus the collective understanding of virtually every nation throughout recorded history that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. [Continue reading]

Be sure to vote in the related online poll about the definition of marriage!