On Marriage

[Editor’s Note: The views expressed by the author are their’s alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Residence Life or Creighton University]

Have you been following the news lately? Same sex marriage, back in the Supreme Court. What do you think of it? Me personally, I don’t understand what the government is trying to accomplish by banning same sex marriages. One of the main arguments currently is children—isn’t a marriage supposed to encourage procreation? Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer claims, “There are lots of people who get married who can’t have children,” so why is this argument even valid? Society is changing rapidly, and with more and more single parents, is a child better off with one single parent or two of the same sex?  Only nine states, plus Washington D.C. allow same sex marriage. Marriage! It sounds like the State and Church are getting pretty close to crossing lines here. Rob Portman, an Ohio Senator, became the first Republican to back gay marriage, according to BBC. With the divorce rates in the United States creeping up to 50%, the concept of marriage is becoming more comical. Now, I’m not saying that people should not get married. I want to get married, I even have a Pinterest board devoted to my future wedding, but how can the government claim the validity of marriage when so many get divorced? It’s supposed to be a life long commitment, and if we have people who want to want to commit to each other for their entire lives, who are we to stand in their way? That’s just my opinion. What do you think? Ask your friends, engage in a discussion, their answers might surprise you. College, after all, is a time to engage in discussion.


Erika Fennen


2 Responses to “On Marriage”

  1. 1 Chris Little March 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Love it Fennen, Love and let Love.

  2. 2 cucortinacommunity March 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for writing on this incredibly important topic! For more reflection on this issue, check out a Creighton student’s prayer for the supreme court, and for our nation. http://cortinacommunity.org/2013/03/26/tuesday-newsday-3-26-13-a-prayer/

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