Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Candidates Court Same-Sex Couples While Most Americans Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The Democratic presidential candidates will reach out to homosexual and lesbian voters through an upcoming televised debate scheduled for August 9 on a cable network geared toward supporters of the same-sex lifestyle.

The Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual and lesbian rights advocacy group, will host the event along with Logo, a cable network geared to the homosexual and lesbian community. Early reports indicate that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Barack Obama and John Edwards will participate in the debate in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. on August 9, which will air live on Logo.

One of the topics on the debate will be whether the candidates support same-sex marriage, adoption, civil unions and the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for homosexuals and lesbians. The candidates' positions on these issues will determine not only which candidate the homosexual and lesbian voters will support, but will provide information for the majority of Americans who reject the radical homosexual agenda and support traditional family values.

Over the past year an increasing number of Americans have recognized that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. According to the most recent national survey released by the Pew Research Center, 57% of the public oppose same-sex marriage. Last year only 51% opposed same-sex marriage. The results clearly show that opinion is shifting. More and more Americans are supporting the centuries-old definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Additionally, the results of the survey showed that the majority also oppose so-called "civil unions," which is merely a different way of giving same-sex couples the benefits of marriage under a different name. The number of supporters for civil unions, which would give same-sex couples many of the same rights and benefits as married couples, dropped to 45%, the lowest it has been since 2003. Only 11% of the public say that same-sex couple parenting is good for society, while 50% say it is bad for society. The survey results are found in an 88-page Pew Research Center report that compiled interviews of over 2,000 randomly chosen adult participants.

Public support for traditional marriage will continue to grow as more Americans realize that the institution of marriage is the bedrock of our society and is necessary to support the healthy development of this Nation's families. Same-sex marriage is a misnomer. Rather than being a variant of marriage, it is the deconstruction of marriage and will unravel the family.