Disappointed in court's decision on same-sex marriage

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008

I wish to express my disappointment with the California Supreme Court for overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The decision does not reflect the true heart and soul of a state in touch with its democratic roots and moral foundation.

The family is the fundamental cell of society. The family - and through it, all human society - has its source and origin in marriage. Marriage is ordered to the procreation and education of offspring. As the basic expression of man's social nature, marriage can only be understood as the lawful union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

One does not need to have any particular religion or belong to a particular political party to recognize this, or that the family based on marriage is the best way to bring up happy, productive children.

There is, in fact, no scientific evidence to confirm homosexual activity as a normal behavior. The so-called "gay gene" has never been found. As natural law implies, sexual orientation does not constitute a quality comparable to race, ethnicity, gender or age in respect to non-discrimination. Unlike these, homosexual orientation is an objective disorder and evokes moral concern.

Hopefully voters of California - the majority of which oppose same-sex marriage - will work diligently to overrule this decision and trend toward decadence and hedonism. They can do this by supporting the marriage amendment (Proposition 22) which will be on the November ballot.

Paul Kokoski

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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