DIFFERING DEFINITIONS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
COMPARING AND CONTRASTING THOSE OFFERED BY EMERGING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ADVOCATES AND CLASSIC ANTHROPOLOGISTS
Research and summary by Glenn T. Stanton, Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO and Research Fellow at the Institute for Marriage and Family Canada in Ottawa. Stanton is the author of Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting and My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family.
A comparison and contrast of traditional anthropological definitions of marriage with the very new definitions offered by same-sex marriage advocates. This comparison reveals some striking contrasts. It is important to ask which definitions best compare to your understanding of marriage and why.