Family Structure–How Does Gay Marriage Hurt My Family?

The family trend of our time is the deinstitutionalization of marriage and the steady disintegration of the mother-father child raising unit. This trend of family fragmentation is reflected primarily in the high rate of divorce among parents and the growing prevalence of parents who do not marry. No domestic trend is more threatening to the well-being of our children and to our long-term national security.  —National Commission on America’s Urban Families, Families First 19 (1993).

What is a Family? (from Wikipedia):

Boyfriend · Casual · Cohabitation · Concubinage · Consort · Courtesan · Domestic partnership · Family · Girlfriend · Husband · Kinship · Marriage · Mistress (lover) · Monogamy · Non-monogamy · Pederasty · Polyamory · Polyfidelity · Polygamy · Romantic friendship · Same-sex relationship · Significant other · Soulmate · Widowhood · Wife

Who is next on the “marriage rights” list?  Stretch meanings of words too far and they become meaningless.

–Beetle Blogger



  1. Euripides said,

    February 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I wish he’d explained more about the quantifiable data of structure that he alluded to. That would have helped bolster his argument. The point is well taken, however, from a sociological viewpoint in our country, core families have the best chance at maintaining the social, cultural and moral structures necessary for civilization.

  2. beetlebabee said,

    February 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I agree, it seems like a good intro to a fleshed out discussion that may have followed.

  3. February 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

    It was probably a long speech. Thanks for the video.

  4. Chairm said,

    February 20, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Hi, could you add the URL for the video?


  5. beetlebabee said,

    February 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Here you go!

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