The marital union is the core of the family and the family is the foundation of society. The problems facing society at large and the family in particular can be traced to the decline of the marital union in our culture. The devaluing of the marital union is in part responsible for the success of the redefinition movement. If this redefinition of marriage is ever recognized on the federal level, there will be far reaching consequences.
A vocal and militant segment of society is currently demanding a redefinition of marriage. However, marriage is not a human convention but a divine institution. Christ gives a clear and comprehensive definition of marriage that denies the legitimacy of proposed redefinitions.