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Marriage, which undergirds the institution of the family, is constituted by the covenant whereby "a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of their whole life", and which "of its own very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children".

Pope John Paul II
Letter to Families

Marriage, the Foundation of Society
Marriage is the very foundation of society. It is the institution that provides for procreation, a mother and a father and a stable family structure, which are so important to the development of children. The family with a mother and father is where the next generation is nurtured and formed. Without these conditions it simply cannot be marriage. A legal relationship that is not life giving and excludes the possibility of a mother or a father can never be marriage.

History has shown that there cannot be a strong nation without marriage and strong families. This is a significant reason that societies have laws to encourage and protect marriage.


Proposition 85
Parental notification can help stop statutory rape, child molestation
 Often overlooked in the debate about the parental notification initiative (Proposition 85 on the November ballot) is the effect it would have in deterring the statutory rape and child molestation that are responsible for so many minor teenage pregnancies.


California Governor vetoes SB 1437:
anti-Christian, and anti- marriage and family bill

On September 6, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed SB 1437(Kuehl. The bill was an attempt to change the core curriculum in public schools, and to influence and require children to respect homosexual and transgender orientation and practices as a means of diminishing discrimination against such persons.


Bishop Jaime Soto, Sacramento MarriageKeeping Our Eyes Fixed on Marriage
SACRAMENTO, August 16, 2008 --Some years ago, during a meeting with a now-deceased member of the state Democratic caucus regarding a then-proposed measure to change the definition of marriage, the legislator shot back at me: “Well, without procreation, what would be the difference?”




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