Such is not our intention. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They propose the union between two men or two women. For thousands of years, marriage law has concerned itself with a particular kind of enduring bond between a man and a woman that includes sexual intercourse—the kind of act that can but does not always lead to the woman's pregnancy. The appeal now being made for homosexual marriage rights is not an appeal for judges and lawmakers to reconsider past empirical judgments about similarities and differences between heterosexual and homosexual relationships.
The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right
He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model. However, to insist that the question of marriage is a matter of civil law and not first of all a religious matter does not take us very far. Such is not our intention. Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception. First of all, sexual behavior and race are essentially different realities. One kind of social relationship that government recognizes, for example, is a free contract by which two or more parties agree to carry out a transaction or engage in some kind of activity. Genesis also teaches how God punished Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality: