Lynn Wardle, writer for CNSNews, warns: “When marriage is de-valued or marginalized all of society is at risk. When families are weakened, our entire society, our freedoms, our prosperity, and our way of life also are endangered.” Wardle writes:
It is not unlikely that future scholars of social history will identify the public policy controversies in the United States concerning the legal meaning of marriage as the defining social issue for this generation of Americans. Certainly, it has been one of the most, if not the most, divisive, contentious, and fervently debated issues in America during the first sixteen years of the twenty-first century.
Supporters of the legalization of so-called same-sex “marriage” will note that by the time the Supreme Court of the United States decreed in June 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. __, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015), that all American states (and, by clear implication, the federal government as well) must permit and recognize same-sex marriage, same-sex couples already could marry in more than two-thirds of the states.