If marriage is not about children, what institution is about children? And if we are going to redefine marriage into mere coupling, then why should the state endorse same-sex marriage at all? Contrary to what homosexual activists assume, the state doesn’t endorse marriage because people have feelings for one another. The state endorses marriage primarily because of what marriage does for children, and in turn, for society. Society gets no benefit by redefining marriage to include homosexual relationships, only harm, as the connection to illegitimacy shows. The very future of children and a civilized society depends on the stable marriages between men and women. That’s why, regardless of what you think about homosexuality, the two types of relationships should never be legally equated.
We have enough problems already with illegitimacy in America. We don’t need to make matters worse. Unfortunately, if we go the route of other countries and approve government-backed same-sex marriage, we will likely get the same results—a significant rise in illegitimate parenthood and all of the social problems that come from it. Children will be hurt the most, but so will you.
Frank Turek, “Correct, NOT Politically Correct,” ppg.51-52