Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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The United States and some European countries have imposed this redefinition of marriage.
They intend to threaten and cajole the poor countries of Africa and Latin America, Central America and Asia to accept a redefinition of marriage.
A decision demanding the redefinition of marriage will be even more divisive as the freedom to live your life according to your beliefs is put in jeopardy for millions of Americans.
4) This is a redefinition of marriage, accomplished well before the advent of same-sex marriage.
It's a small group of activist judges and frankly a small handful of states and these liberal special interest groups that are intent on a redefinition of marriage on the nation, for all of us, which I adamantly oppose," Perry said.
I wonder: Will the fiercest resistance to a Supreme Court redefinition of marriage come from the only state whose admission to the union was delayed because of its own deviations from the one man, one woman formula?
17) Although the plaintiffs failed at the trial court level in 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the Massachusetts Constitution mandated a redefinition of marriage.
London, Ontario] Bishop Ronald Fabbro believes the Church needs to actively respond to "alarming" societal changes regarding the family in the wake of the redefinition of marriage.
To this end, Conjugal America argues strongly against practices that favor the single individual over the married couple or large family, welfare payments that support out-of-wedlock births, and any redefinition of marriage that could divert societal, economic, or moral support for male-female family-producing couples.
Although the ruling allows a national redefinition of marriage, the court said religious organizations are not compelled to perform same-sex marriages if they oppose such unions.
Chretien, opposing a redefinition of marriage, saying it would "mean a devaluation of traditional marriage as the basis of the family and as an essential institution for the stability and equilibrium of society.