President Barack Obama has referred to DOMA as “abhorrent law” and the White House website states that the president wants to repeal the law .Obama is in campaign mode.
Marriage is defined as a union between one man/one woman for life. So we're going to redefine marriage? How does this work?
.The Catechism of the Catholic Church states,
"2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes. "
Further,""homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. "
Finally,the Catechism talks about the love between a husband and wife,
"2361 "Sexuality, by means of which man and woman give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses, is not something simply biological, but concerns the innermost being of the human person as such. It is realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and woman commit themselves totally to one another until death."143
The fact that all people everywhere in all times have accepted marriage between man and woman ought to tell us something.
The fact that some people are willing to accept a pretense of marriage between 2 people of the same gender and many do not ought to tell us something.
The union called marriage between man and woman has never been questioned.
You can have a good marriage,a bad marriage and people who prefer to stay single but we all recognize the marriages between one man/one woman.
So we now think that we can redefine this thousand yr institution?
We didn't need the DOMA or at least we shouldn't have needed a law protecting what we understood to be marriage.
Male and female are complementary.We see that in the persons they are because of gender. We see this biologically;man and woman are made for each other.Our bodies make sense in the sexual act.
We can create life.It is the ultimate purpose of the sexual union. It doesn't necessarily mean every sexual union between a man and women creates life. There are cases where some unions can never create life(health problems)but we can't say that the sexual union between man and woman NEVER creates life. Someone,somewhere is going to become pregnant and it is going to be a woman who has had relations with her spouse.This is the rule;there are exceptions.
Same sex attraction is a perversion.It is not complementary.Men and men are the same.Women and women are the same.Sexual acts between people of the same gender are never open to life and therefore amount to mutual masturbation. No matter how many people of the same sex engage in sexual acts no one anywhere at any time is going to become pregnant.It is the rule;there are no exceptions.
Even a non religious person can see that there's something to this.
People who are pushing same gender 'marriage' claim that people with same sex attraction are being discriminated against.Some even compare it to discrimination based on race.
Wrong;sexual acts are a choice. We're talking about a preference.Race is biological.
Skin color is based on degree of melanin. All of us have melanin.