Marriage: What’s It Good For?

On March 26, 2013, in Children, Culture, Family, Friendship, Liberty, Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage, Sex, U.S. Constitution, Virtue, by Derrick G. Jeter

May 12 marks the anniversary of the first marriage performed on the shores of America by Englishmen. On that day, in 1621, Edward Winslow married Susanna White in a ceremony officiated by the newly elected governor of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford. The marriage was civil, not religious. Bradford explains why in his history of the […]

Why the State Must Regulate Marriage

Well, I’ve done it again. I’ve written something that—as we like to say in Texas—has gotten the tail up on the skunk. My article “Religious Liberty: One Casualty in the War Over Marriage” has caused a stink among some of my readers. One claimed that if I liked traditional marriage so much I should move […]

“What Is Marriage?”: A Review

On March 12, 2013, in Belief, Bible, Books, Culture, Family, Government, Love, Marriage, Philosophy, Politics, Same-Sex Marriage, Sex, Truth, Virtue, by Derrick G. Jeter

What is marriage? This seemingly straightforward question is proving difficult to answer these days. But it’s the question the Supreme Court will have to wrestle with and answer as it considers 1996 The Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as being between one man and one woman, and California’s Proposition 8, which amended the […]