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Marriage - my definition

 ... we all must act - make your voice be heard

by Bob Ross

What is a marriage? Most people my age think of marriage as the joining together of a man and a woman. I do not know the views of the young people of today.

From this union will come offspring and continue to populate the earth. I think most people feel this way. It is how we were brought up while reaching adulthood. We fall in and out of love, with a girl, many times until one day we get married; to a girl! If children come from the marriage, there is a father and a mother. A child needs guidance from both.

I know, many marriages only last for a short period of time today, but many made a life-long commitment and have lived up to it. I have been married over 58 years and never considered life without my wife.

Maybe religion has some bearing on marriage being considered as between a man and a woman. I wont argue that. My thinking is, when God created this universe we live in, He created man first, then woman as man's companion. The objective, be fruitful and populate the world.

Had God wanted it differently, He would have created another man. He didn't. Had he done so, none of us would be here today.

I am for marriage. Marriage between a man and a woman. I have no problem with allowing, by law, people of the same sex to choose for themselves what lifestyle they desire to live. But marriage? No way. Living together, fine. It is their choice, and I cannot condemn them.

If it requires change in the legal system to protect them, so be it.

Marriage should remain as it has always been. If it takes a constitutional amendment, lets do it. The sooner the better.

The joining of a man and woman should define a marriage.

You have heard of the "Silent Majority" as have I. On this issue, the Silent Majority must no longer be silent. They must be heard. The "Minority" is organized and we must organize also. We cannot allow same sex marriages to become law.

Make your voices heard!

April 2, 2004


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