Originally posted by Misoir
reply to post by stanguilles7
Marriage has been for centuries defined in Western civilization as strictly between a man and a woman. This intent is to unite the two poles of human existence (male and female) in a transcendent union with the creator.
I'm sorry - I know this is getting off topic, but I have to address it. "Traditional" marriage for centuries was just a business deal - a bill of sale, with the woman and subsequent children becoming property of the man. There was nothing "transcendent" about it.
Back on topic, "traditional" marriage has evolved a lot over the years. Women are no longer considered the property of their husbands. Most people now have premarital sex. Many people marry and decide not to have children. Roles have changed within the marriage, with many women deciding to work instead of staying home with the kids. Gay marriage is just another step in the evolution process (albeit a big step). If the GOP doesn't want to get left behind, they will evolve with everyone else.