Marriage is an institution under fire. Just as the feminists saw motherhood as a threat to their agenda and thus pushed for abortion, so too do homosexuals see marriage between one man and one woman as a threat to their continued inroads toward acceptance in society.
The liberals and socialists in Canada and Spain are clearly playing into their hands as well, despite massive protests by a majority of the people. Canada’s lower House of Parliament passed the controversial bill creating same-sex marriage on Tuesday and Spain’s lower house passed a similar law today. They will join the Netherlands, Belgium, and Massachusetts as the only jurisdictions where gay marriage has been conjured into being.
This despite a massive rally of more than 1 million people in Madrid earlier this month against the idea. That’s 1 million out of 40 million people. If we were to have a rally representing a similar proportion of the population in the US, it would be 7.5 million people. Could you imagine 7.5 million people gathering for a rally in Washington, DC, and Congress passing a bill in opposition to that? It would never happen. (Och, I say that now, but I should never underestimate politicians.)
And that 1 million was only those who went to Madrid. There were other rallies in other cities and there were all the people opposed to gay marriage who never made it to a rally.
At least in the US, we still have some degree of democracy, such that many states have passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage, preventing activist state courts from imposing it on them. If only the poor Canadians, Spaniards, Dutch (and Massachusetts citizens) had the same protection.