Written by Don T. Williams
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Georgia’s legislature, like others around the country, must soon decide how it will respond to pressure from certain segments in our society to broaden the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples. In addition, a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman is before the national legislature. At issue is not just semantics but who will qualify for various legal rights, benefits, and privileges accorded to married people. Emotions on such an issue run high. But it is too important an issue to be decided by popularity polls or perceived political advantage. On what basis can our representatives make such a decision? That is a question that deserves some thought.