6/04/2006

I support the protection of marriage

I support offering pre-marital counseling services to all couples wishing to be married
I support offering marriage enrichment events to help couples grow in their relationship with each other
I support offering marriage counseling services to couples who are having a difficult time in their relationship

The "marriage protection" amendment does nothing in this order. Though I don't think it's possible to have an amendment do anything of that. The FMA simply curtails civil rights.

Abuse, lack of communication, exploitation, infidelity, financial hardship and ultimately divorce destroys marriage.

No federal amendment will change that.

Let's protect the abused
Let's be on the side of the exploited and victimized.
Let's find ways to help people have fidelity in marriage.
Let's help couples to express love for one another and to communicate with one another.
Let's help couples to end the cycle of poverty.
Let's help loving couples be able to have the rights afforded them with marriage.

3 comments:

Peter said...

Interesting post; here in Alabama, we vote tomorrow on a Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage, even though it is already illegal. If only your pragmatism and understanding were more common here in Dixie...

Kirk said...

I think we all have a degree of "I want to keep my stuff -- and if other people have my stuff my stuff won't be as cool anymore" feelings about things. I think it's a huge waste of time to try to write it into the US Constitution. (Which leads me to another thought - under what circumstances can a judge declare a constitutional amendment to be unconstitutional?)

Kirk said...

I think we all have a degree of "I want to keep my stuff -- and if other people have my stuff my stuff won't be as cool anymore" feelings about things. I think it's a huge waste of time to try to write it into the US Constitution. (Which leads me to another thought - under what circumstances can a judge declare a constitutional amendment to be unconstitutional?)