GET THIS INTO THE MARRIAGE DEBATE:
1. In marriage, the most dramatic division in humanity becomes the source of its deepest unity.
2. Marriage represents the democratic principle of human unity through the union of both sexual halves of humanity.
3. The current definition of marriage is the opposite of slavery. It describes the equality of the man and the woman. It was given at the same historical point that a lot of other great things happened, including the abolition of slavery.
4. It describes a unique equality that can result in complete union, and from which flows all other democratic rights and freedoms.
5. It’s all about the equality of men and women; not the equality of all sexual acts.
6. In marriage, husband and wife are a self governing democracy, in and of themselves: different, equal, united.
7. The voluntary, exclusive, lifelong relationship that involves the equality and union of both halves of humanity represents the democratic principle itself.
8. Inclusiveness is based on human unity; inclusiveness in marriage is both sexual halves of humanity brought together, making it the most inclusive democratic institution in our society.
9. It’s actually because of, not in spite of, the stark differences between men and women, that the equality of the sexes can become complete and achieve union, including the sexual union, of husband and wife. They are completely complementary.
10. If there isn’t a woman and a man in the marriage, then it’s impossible for the marriage to reflect the equality of men and women.
11. It is only when sexual desire serves the common humanity of men and women and they are seen as equal persons, that human equality can arise as a social principle. This is the real equality of marriage.
12. The definition of marriage means the law recognises a married couple’s right to privacy, which secures this right for everyone, including homosexual people.
13. The current definition of marriage in our law is as modern, and important, as all the other democratic concepts we enjoy, such as the right to vote for all.