What is marriage? Why is the topic such a contentious issue in modern day politics? Why should we support traditional marriage, or oppose same-sex marriage? On this website, we attempt to respond to these questions and more. Our hope is that this website will help bring these arguments to light, and provide people with the resources to understand them. The purpose of this site is also to inject humility into the conversation on both sides of the issue. Reasoned, measured, and respectful dialogue is possible with regards to marriage.
Where to Start
Is marriage intrinsically connected to procreation, or is it the pinnacle of adult romance?
Arguments for Man-Woman Marriage Policies
Why should we support traditional marriage?
How is marriage meaningfully distinct from other relationships?
Why should the government formalize some relationships, but not others?
How might formalizing same-sex marriage undermine vital marriage norms?
How might formalizing same-sex marriage jeopardize human liberty?
Do children have a moral right to their biological father and mother?
Do children tend to fare better when raised by their biological father and mother?
Does third-party reproduction exploit women and turn children into market commodities?
Will same-sex marriage jeopardize religious freedom?
Responding to Differing Views
Why do some people support same-sex marriage? How do we respond?
Are those who oppose same-sex marriage bigots?
Are those who oppose same-sex marriage on “the wrong side of history”?
Does internal consistency require those who oppose same-sex marriage to also oppose the marriages of infertile couples?
Should the government get out of marriage altogether?
Should marriage be treated just as any other contract?
Does research prove that same-sex parenting is just as ideal?
Does traditional marriage impose religious beliefs on others?
Is banning same-sex marriage the same as banning interracial marriage?
Don’t gay couples deserve the legal benefits of marriage?
Do man-woman marriage policies consign gay people to loneliness?
Do man-woman marriage policies pass the rational basis test?
Do man-woman marriage policies violate the due process clause of the 14th Amendment?
Here, we explore some of the competing philosophical worldviews that inform and shape both sides of the marriage debate.
Is marriage intrinsically connected to procreation, or the pinnacle of adult romance?
Should we focus on what the law is, or what it ought to be?
Is our highest duty to the self or to God?
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