Marriage doesn’t serve individuals’ or couples’ needs for equality and justice before the law. It serves the cultural need for social norms for how we channel sexual energy in socially beneficial ways. Marriage is the way we socialize men, protect women from the exploitation of unattached males and ensure every child grows up with a mother and a father. This is driven by nature, and it is why we find it in every known society and the major world religions.
Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier, “Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting,” pg.46