Maryland Experts: Why Gov. O'Malley is Wrong on SSM


Dr. Ruth Jacobs of Gaithersburg is a physician. Michael J. McManus of Potomac is president of Marriage Savers. They write in the Maryland Gazette:

Gov. Martin O’Malley, in promoting same-sex marriage, wants to change the long-established meaning of marriage by promoting an illusion that gender and even biological relationships don't really matter.

Yet the healthiest children are those reared by a married mother and father.

“Marriage is the union of a husband and wife for a reason: These are the only unions that can make new life and connect children in love to their mom and dad,” says Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage.

... While children can lose their parents for many reasons, changing from Webster's timeless definition of marriage to same-sex marriage as pushed by Gov. O'Malley would mean that it is our state government that is dividing the family tree, breaking biological ties and depriving children of either dad or mom.