As I am sure you are aware by now, a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., who was assisted by their newly elected attorney general, has ruled Virginia's marriage amendment, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.
This judge ignored the will of over a million Virginia voters who passed the marriage amendment with more than 57 percent of the vote in 2006 as well as ignoring the state's interest in protecting a timeless institution designed for the well-being of children. And it is the welfare of children that concerns me. Social science proves that children do best in a home with a mom and a dad.
Which of the two -- mother or father -- does this judge and attorney general wish to eliminate? Obviously, they are not concerned with the entire social fabric of our nation because it is their own political agenda they are forcing down the throats of over eight million Virginians.
Thank you for printing my letter and allowing me to take action that stands for marriages that have the opportunity, at least, and the privilege of producing normal, happy children. When this doesn't happen, the cost to society is high.
The fact is that redefining marriage reorients marriage away from the best interests of children and toward the romantic desires of adults. The state can encourage men and women to commit to each other and take responsibility for their children while leaving other consenting adults free to live and to love as they choose, all without redefining the fundamental institution of marriage.