When the governor of New York signed the “Marriage Equality Act” on Friday, he put into law an understanding of marriage that is fundamentally backwards, and one that civilization cannot ultimately sustain.
The question is what serves what? The sex act, in the words of Princeton professor Robert George, “consummates and actualizes marriage.” In other words, sex is the way marriage fulfills its primary function of procreation and protecting the next generation.
But Governor Cuomo, and all advocates of so-called “same-sex marriage” have it backwards. In their thinking, marriage exists to validate sexuality. Rather than sex serving marriage, marriage serves sex. And that leaves sexuality undefined with no ultimate purpose, up to the whims of the fallen passions of individuals. But unrestrained sexuality always dehumanizes, and since the fall of man, and no society ever survived the damage it does. Come to thePointRadio.org to read Professor George’s full interview with National Review.