A Maryland voter writes to the Baltimore Sun:
...there are several other persuasive reasons why Gov. Martin O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill is not a good idea.
Inscribed in the heart of all of us by nature is the primary purpose of marriage between a man and a woman — procreation and raising children.
Same-sex couples are adopting children or choosing other means now available to conceive a child. However, the child of a same-sex "marriage" will be deprived the role model of a natural mother or father to provide for the development of that child.
...Children stand a better chance to grow up and lead a successful, normal life if they experience a loving, close relationship with a parent of both sexes.