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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on July 5, 2008:

When President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous “Gettysburg Address” in 1865, he spoke of “a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Same-sex marriage proponents would have us believe their battle today is for equality and fairness.

Instead, their definition of marriage turns brides and grooms into “party A” and “party B” in California. There and in Massachusetts, it denies children their God-given heritage of a father and a mother, and leads to indifference for mothers and fathers of the natural family, the most basic building block of society.

Marriage should be defined nationally as between a man and a woman. Only a man and a woman can start the natural family. And while adults marry, marriage is not just about adults and adult rights. It’s about the children to follow (though no couples are required to have children).

After Lincoln eulogized the dead at Gettysburg, one of the great battlefields of the Civil War, he talked to the living. He said they should be dedicated to finishing the work of “the new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Equality California, a same-sex marriage proponent, sees things differently. It filed a lawsuit to have de-certified for November a California constitutional amendment defining marriage traditionally. Obviously, to maintain government of, by and for the people, America must not just celebrate its freedoms. It must battle against those who think “the people” pose too much risk.

Source: Daily Camera

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