The editors of the New York Post come out in favor of retaining the commonsense definition of marriage:
Gov. Cuomo yesterday ratcheted up the pressure in favor of same-sex marriage in New York, sending his own bill to the Legislature while arm-twisting lawmakers on its behalf.
That's a pity.
Sure, politics drives everything in Albany, but some topics properly are a matter between legislators, their constituents and their consciences.
We would include same-sex marriage on that list.
There is no denying that same-sex marriage could become law this year...
But if we had a vote, it would be no.
Marriage as an institution has fallen on hard times in recent years. But that's no excuse for weakening it further.
Since the dawn of human history, marriage has been defined as the union between one man and one woman, the point being procreation -- that is, raising children in a stable, nurturing environment.