Alabama (VS) houdt homohuwelijk tegen

De Amerikaanse staat Alabama houdt het homohuwelijk tegen, ondanks een uitspraak van het Hooggerechtshof om hiermee door te gaan. De staat Alabama wil vasthouden aan de traditionele definitie van het huwelijk, als een verbintenis tussen twee personen van verschillend geslacht. Het is te hopen dat de staat Alabama aan deze definitie, die overeenkomt met wat de Bijbel leert, zal vasthouden ondanks de groeiende maatschappelijke druk van buitenaf.

“Throughout the entirety of its history, Alabama has chosen the traditional definition of marriage,” the court said in a per curiam opinion, issued in the name of the court rather than a specific justice. “… That fact does not change simply because the new definition of marriage has gained ascendancy in certain quarters of the country, even if one of those quarters is the federal judiciary.”

“Marriage has always been between members of the opposite sex,” it said. “The obvious reason for this immutable characteristic is nature. Men and women complement each other biologically and socially. Perhaps even more obvious, the sexual union between men and women (often) produces children. … In short, government has an obvious interest in offspring and the consequences that flow from the creation.”

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