Time for a refresher on what marriage is, and why it matters…

As the US Supreme Courts sits on its hands, declining to overrule five state laws that would redefine marriage, and we all start to think the world is going mad - it's time for a dose of clarity and sanity.

So HERE is the clearest and sanest summary of the case for marriage, by Ryan Anderson at the Heritage Foundation.

Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. By encouraging the norms of marriage—monogamy, sexual exclusivity, and permanence—the state strengthens civil society and reduces its own role. The future of this country depends on the future of marriage. The future of marriage depends on citizens understanding what it is and why it matters and demanding that government policies support, not undermine, true marriage.

A summary, to whet your appetite - but read on, and give it to your friends:

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