Marriage: An Obligation And Not A Right

The same-sex marriage movement won a significant victory at Supreme Court on Wednesday, when it struck down a key part of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, and dismissed Prop. 8 case in California, which protected marriage as between a man and a woman. The court, however, did not make a ruling on whether marriage is a constitutionally-protected right for all couples, gay or straight. Supporters of same-sex marriage were thrilled by this victory as a movement towards progress in human relations allowing any two human beings who love one another to be married. They base their argument on defining marriage as a right to regulate love. But marriage was never created to regulate love. Marriage, historically, is an institution that developed naturally out of necessity in every culture to regulate obligations, roles, and rights of wives, husbands and their offspring. Marriage did not come about because a man and a woman fell in love but was often arranged and even in modern societies it is...(Read Full Article)

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