Yes to Marriage!
are ten reasons to protect the institution of
marriage in the Virginia Constitution.
Marriage Amendment on the ballot this November
Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution
of Virginia be amended to state:
only a union between one man and one woman may be
a marriage valid in or recognized by this
Commonwealth and its political subdivisions.
Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall
not create or recognize a legal status for
relationships of unmarried individuals that
intends to approximate the design, qualities,
significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall
this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions
create or recognize another union, partnership, or
other legal status to which is assigned the
rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or
effects of marriage.”?
are ten, among many, reasons to vote Yes!
to what is best for children. The best family
for children has a father and a mother who are
married to each other. The statistics on
physical, mental, emotional health, as well as
success in school, work, relationships and all
of life are off the charts for children with a
mother and father. Children who suffer during
divorce often gain new families through
remarriage of mother and father. The many
successful, healthy, happy children of single
parents are outnumbered by many more who lost
much in life - missing a mother or a father.
Ask anyone who lost, at any age, their mother
or father, or never had one, what was missing.
Was a ‘parent’ gone or was it their
‘Mother’ or ‘Father’?
to what is best for the Commonwealth. The
secular state regulates marriage for the
survival of the state. Every state regulates
marriage. States always have. It’s not an
intrusion. It’s the law. The best family,
producing the most productive, educated,
law-abiding citizens has been regulated by our
law since 1607 as a family with one mother and
to close Pandora’s box on marriage
alternatives. Most opponents to the Marriage
Amendment want to legalize homosexual
marriages. They just don’t have the
political courage to say so truthfully. If
marriage is changed from one man and one
woman, then there is NO legal-ethical-moral
justification to NOT let a Muslim have four
wives, a fundamentalist Mormon forty wives,
incestuous marriage or group marriage. Court
challenges for these marriage alternatives are
working now. If the state allows homosexual
marriage, it can’t stand against other
to the legal status for marriage. Opponents
claim the second paragraph is so confusing.
Read it again. It says the cities, counties
and Commonwealth can’t make up marriage and
call it something else. The confusion
opponents shout is exactly the same ‘the sky
is falling’ they made over the ’04
Marriage Law. Nothing happened then. Nothing
bad will happen now. It’s about marriage –
not contracts, wills, or any other legal
document an individual can make. The Attorney
General’s legal opinion is clear – this
amendment is not a problem.
to stop a social experiment. Social
experiments like abortion, no-fault divorce
and welfare become social pathologies. They
destroy families and cause personal pain, even
death, to millions over the decades.
Homosexual marriage is a social experiment of
the worst kind.
say two men or two women can ‘parent’ as
well as, or better than women mothers and a
men fathers. Homosexuals have to procure
children, since they can not create them
naturally, for this experiment. Children
should not be used as social guinea pigs.
to stop the cultural cleansing of
Christianity. Marriage that follows the 2000
years of Judeo-Christian tradition isn’t
forcing ‘religion’ on non-believers.
Specific marriage regulations reflect the
majority culture in every society. If Virginia
were Muslim, men could have four wives and
homosexuality would be punished by death.
Virginians of all religions practice freely
– precisely because our English
Enlightenment Protestant idea of ‘Christian
tolerance’ – not an established religion -
is written in our Virginia Constitution. When
pro-homosexual opponents talk about
discrimination and hate being written into the
Constitution, they speak from the overflow of
their hearts. These Liberals have an agenda
which follows homosexual marriage to include
making the statement, “the Bible says
homosexual sex is sinful”, a hate speech
crime – enforced and punished by the state.
to the most obvious and normal for all of
history. NO culture producing a tribe, nation
or great civilization EVER confused homosexual
sex with marriage. Ever in human history
around the world. Even declining pagan
civilizations that honored and encouraged
homosexual sex NEVER had legal marriage for
homosexual sex can’t produce children to make
a family no one, except modern Liberals, ever
pushed for homosexual ‘marriage’. If you
speak against homosexual marriage in public you
are called a homophobe, bigot, etc. Look whose
name-calling is un-gentlemanly and un-ladylike
for Virginians. Look who will silence free
to keep the family strong. Marriage is the
state’s business. Religion isn’t the
state’s business. Every culture and state
that ever existed regulated marriage, just as
they regulate sex. The variations are wide and
extreme for both marriage and sex across
cultures and through the centuries. But,
marriage has always been between men and
women. It has never been between the same
gender. Re-defining relationships because a
tiny minority want their sexual orientation
honored is wrong. The most effeminate man can
never be a mother. The most masculine woman
can never be a father. That is biology, not
to keep what is good - strong. Marriage
between one man and one woman has served
Virginia well for 400 years. Homosexual
marriage doesn’t threaten individual
marriages. Homosexual marriage threatens the
future institution of marriage. It doesn’t
need to be fixed to allow homosexual marriage,
group marriage, one man and many women, one
woman and many men, incest, bestiality or
marriage to children. Every sexual orientation
that cries out that their true love be honored
by marriage is equal – and equally wrong to
break the best model for marriage. It isn’t
discrimination to make rules about marriage.
Denying every sexual behavior the legitimacy
of marriage isn’t slavery, segregation,
racism or hatred.
to stop Judicial Tyranny. It only takes
one judge to declare the Virginia law keeping
marriage between one man and one woman
‘unconstitutional’ to throw the will of
The People at the mercy of courts who have
grown arrogant with power. If the
Virginia Constitution says marriage is one man
and one woman, then it can’t be
unconstitutional – even to a Liberal judge.
Judges who make up laws and give executive
orders from the bench can – and must – be
vote ‘Yes’ to Marriage.
October 9, 2006