We’ve all heard the phrase “Sanctity of Marriage” in some form or another, but what does it really mean? By de-sanctifying this concept, that is, to remove any religious aspects, the case for the preservation of the traditional family can be made in opposition to the newfound equality found in same-sex marriage rights. Outwardly, being that America is the land of the “free,” same-sex marriage equality can be seen as a civil-rights triumph. However, the ramifications of this decision on the traditional family unit, as well as, the moral compass of the nation, can be seen clearly with only the slightest readjustment of our rainbow-colored lenses.
In the traditional two parent family, namely those consisting of a biological mother and father, an increase in stability of both the household and child development can be found as opposed to those of both divorced homes and same-sex parents. According to the Family Research Council:
“Homosexual couples using in vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogate mothers deliberately create a class of children who will live apart from their mother or father. Yale Child Study Center psychiatrist Kyle Pruett reports that children of IVF often ask their single or lesbian mothers about their fathers, asking
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