SAN FRANCISCO – The head of a family values group testified Tuesday that marriage is in such a weakened state in the U.S. that extending the institution to same-sex couples could be its death blow.
David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values, a private think tank, took the witness stand for the defense in the trial challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage.
"My best judgment, if we move toward a widespread adoption of same-sex marriage, I believe the effect will be to significantly further and in some respects culminate the process of deinstitutionalization of marriage," Blankenhorn said.
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 8:54 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:54 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:54 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by Slinkee at 8:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
does same sex marriage threaten marriage itself?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:57 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by sugahmamma at 9:11 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:11 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
the lamest excuse to ban gay marriage ever
No, I think the "marriage is only for reproduction one" is still worse. As for the biggest threat to marriage? Married people.
They are both pretty ridiculous! lol I can't believe that someone actually TESTIFIED to it in COURT!!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
Next question overall
Sharp Pains in Lower Back when I breathe out/move...anyone have this happen...