Monday, January 08, 2007

They want "Domestic Partnerships" for straights, too

Remember how the gay activists asked rhetorically, "how does our marrying devalue your marriages?"

Well, THIS is how. For the Left's real endgame, you see, is simply to devalue the already beleaguered institution of marriage further. Lefty Carole Migden lets the proverbial cat out of the bag.

SB 11 (Migden, D-San Francisco), introduced this week, would give unmarried heterosexual couples of all ages the right to register as domestic partners. Senator Migden, a lesbian activist, has reportedly introduced SB 11 to respond to the “growing trend of couples raising children out of wedlock.”

“This is a very practical expansion that absolutely reflects the new family unit today,” Migden said. “We're trying to provide the proper benefits for the families that exist today.”

Migden’s remarks reflect an unhealthy view of public policy. Public policy should not encourage and promote something simply because it happens to exist. Rather, it should encourage and promote what is good for California and healthy for families.

SB 11 is yet another attempt to make marriage meaningless and to keep unmarried parents from entering a marriage covenant, pledging to take care of each other and stick with each other regardless of what may come.

“Children deserve to be raised in stable homes, with a mother and father who are committed to each other,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “We are dismayed that such wrong thinking about families – that a marriage commitment is irrelevant – permeates our society and threatens children. CRI is committed to working against harmful measures like SB 11.”

SB 11 would grant domestic partnership rights to couples regardless of whether or not they have children. “Eventually there would be no distinction between parents with kids, and those people who are simply roommates who file for financial advantages," said Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Orange County).

Columnist Debra Saunders, not exactly a red-blooded conservative, also sees the writing on the wall.

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