Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage
I wish to express my disappointment with N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and his desire to legalize same-sex marriage in violation of his own Catholic faith. His decision marks a clear attack on both the legal system and on traditional family values. Same-sex marriage is an oxymoron. It is unconstitutional.
The family is the fundamental cell of society. The family – and through it, all human society – have their 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 exists solely between a man and a woman who through their personal gift of self to each other, perfect one another into a communion of persons. This human development of the spouses and the proper nurturing of children who are the fruit of such unions make an immense contribution to the common good of society. 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.
To redefine marriage to include same-sex couples is to strip marriage of an essential component, namely the ability and obligation to procreate. This would render marriage meaningless and open it up to endless revision and redefinition.