It is unbelievable that with all the problems in today's society, the one getting the most attention is same-sex marriage. We have problems with terrorism, education, the economy, healthcare, and on and on. Yet our major area of discussion is whether a man should marry another man, or a woman another woman.
Mr. Brian Cooney said that, "It is not the role of the government to legislate religiously based commandments or to be the enforcement arm of the church." I agree with this statement.
However, the institution of marriage is not necessarily a religious institution. It is more of a cultural or traditional thing. Marriage between a man and a woman is to provide for reproduction of the human species, for the rearing and training of children to adulthood, to enhance the family unit, protect inheritance rights, trace genealogy etc.