Opinion: Latinos Upset Obama Doesn’t Want to Defend Marriage


Alfonso Aguilar, the Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, writes in Fox News Latino:

...Most Latinos understand marriage as the basic cell of the family and society.

The institution of marriage to them is not only a religious sacrament, but an institution of natural law -- an objective instrument of natural design that allows a man and a woman to form a family and educate its offspring. I guess that because they are less influenced by the relativism and skepticism of post-modern western societies, they have no qualms accepting the evident and natural truth that only a man and a woman can conceive a child and that a child needs a father and a mother.

Not two fathers or two mothers.

This has nothing to do with discrimination, by the way. They certainly don’t believe in discriminating or harassing anyone because of their sexual preference. What they want to see is government preserving the basic structure of marriage for the overall well-being of society.

President Obama’s reversal on marriage, therefore, is very upsetting to Latinos. It’s yet another disappointment from someone whom they thought they could trust.