With San Francisco granting “marriage” licenses to homosexual couples, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is asking Gov. Schwarzenegger to take immediate and effective action to halt San Francisco’s anarchical mockery of marriage.
The TFP notes that protection rights enshrined in the California State Constitution is juridical, not biological. Marriage has always been, is, and will forever be the union of one man and one woman.
When applied to marriage, equality under the law means that all those with the capacity to marry have the right to marry. As a fundamental human right, the right to marriage stems from human nature.
Nevertheless, that same human nature which gives rise to this fundamental human right also requires that marriage be the union of man and woman since the cooperation of both is required in accomplishing the primary purpose of marriage, which is procreation and the education of children.
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Two individuals of the same sex cannot fulfill this natural requirement. Their civil “marriage” is not based on human nature, so the equality under the law argument does not apply to them. There is no human or constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.”
Spouses exercise their personal choice in marriage both in opting for the marital state and in the choice of their spouse. However, neither the future spouses nor the State have the right to alter marriage’s essential purpose or properties. These are rooted in natural law and do not change. Natural law, not the spouses or the State, determines the purpose of marriage as well as the number and sex of the contracting parties. The idea that homosexuals can create same-sex “marriage” through their individual choice is false.