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Regrettably, on June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court unilaterally decided that marriage was a civil right, legalizing same-sex so-called “marriage” in all 50 states.
As you know, in November of 2013, the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pat Quinn statutorily redefined marriage in the state of Illinois to include any two people regardless of gender.
Despite these setbacks, Illinois Family Institute is not giving up on the defense of marriage as one man and one woman. Being educated on the true purpose of marriage has never been more crucial. We must now work to restore marriage as God designed it to be.
Below are some great resources and articles:
Anti-Marriage Deceivers and Fools
Anger and SCOTUS Anti-Marriage Decision
What Same-Sex Marriage Has Done to Massachusetts
What Same-Sex Marriage Has Done to Massachusetts (en espanol)
VIDEO: Same-Sex Marriage” is Here, What’s Next?
Why Children Need Natural Marriage
Why Preserving Marriage Matters
Marriage: The Complementarity Principle
Culture and the Meaning of Marriage
Shocking Child Molestation Story
Is Same-Sex “Marriage” a Civil Right?
Marriage, Church, & State: Healthy & Unhealthy Tensions
The Effects of Same-Sex Marriage on Education
Business Community Consequences of Redefining Marriage
Why Libertarians Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
The Limited Government/Libertarian Case for Marriage
‘Marriage Equality’ Isn’t the Only Goal
Open Letter from Dr. Lutzer, Pastor Ford, Rev. De Jesus & Rev. Vanden Bosch
Catholic Conference of Illinois Marriage Toolkit
Cardinal Francis George: “Same-sex Marriage:” What do Nature and Nature’s God say?
Cardinal Francis George: “Same-sex Marriage:” What do Nature and Nature’s God say? (en espanol)
Marriage: America’s Best Antidote to Child Poverty
The Natural Family – A Universal Definition with Supportive Language from the United Nations and President Obama
Petition Form in Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage
Petition Form in Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage (en espanol)
The Bottom Line:
Marriage between a man and a woman is not outdated. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman matters to EVERYONE! Let’s stop pretending that Illinois licenses the love, commitment, and responsibility between two people. Certainly, healthy marriages and relationships contain all of those things, but when it comes to government getting involved in our intimate relationships, it is only for the purpose of promoting stability and safe environments for children in potentially procreative unions as a public benefit to all citizens—anything more would be governmental overreach.