It’s being called a “momentous revision.”
They’ve already rejected the Biblical definition of “one man and one woman.”
Now their latest definition of “marriage” is completely absurd.
“An entity formed by people.”
That’s right. According to Somerville, Massachusetts, marriage can now involve any group of people who decide to sign a marriage certificate.
In this city, there’s now “no limit” to the number of people in a partnership!
The new definition was unanimously passed by the Somerville City Council and is already being praised as a “progressive” and “inclusive” effort.
Liberal activists call this new law a huge step for people in polyamorous “relationships,” but it’s a huge blow to the sanctity of marriage and the health of families nationwide.
According to city councilors, this was all passed in a sneaky way. “During our initial conversations [about the marriage ordinance], a couple things jumped out,” reflected Councilor Lance Davis, who was originally charged with drafting new language concerning domestic partnerships.
“The first draft required domestic partners to notify the city of any change of address, which struck me as not in line with what married folks have to do, and required that they reside together, which again struck me as something [married people are] not required to do.”
“So we got rid of those provisions.”
But what started as a conversation about two-person partnerships quickly evolved into a stunning redefinition of marriage when another councilor, J.T. Scott, asked why a partnership should be defined as “just two people.”
“[Scott] reached out and said, ‘Why is this two?’” said Councilor Davis.
“And I said, ‘I don’t have a good answer,’” Davis continued. “I tripped over my words a bit, and played devil’s advocate, but I had no good reason.”
In the end, Councilor Davis couldn’t find the courage to stand up for the Biblical definition of marriage and caved to the pressure of the other councilmembers.
“So, I pulled it out, went through quickly making whatever word changes necessary to make it not gendered or limited to two people.”
Davis tried to defend his actions by saying that he’s “consistently felt that when society and government tries to define what is or is not a family, we’ve historically done a very poor job of doing so.”
“It hasn’t gone well, and it’s not a business that government should be in, so that guided my thinking on this.”
Davis’ excuses are shocking, and they are just that – excuses.
There is no logical reason to undermine marriage in this way, but the liberal agenda keeps pushing for more and more “rights” and fewer restrictions in the name of “freedom” and “acceptance.”
“Folks live in polyamorous relationships and have for probably forever,” Davis said.
“[This decision] validates their existence, it validates the way they love.”
“Right now, our laws deny their existence and that doesn’t strike me as the right way to write laws at any level. Hopefully this gives folks a legal foundation from which to have discussion.”
“Maybe others will follow our lead.”
Unfortunately, other cities and states may indeed take their cues from Somerville and begin to recklessly endorse non-monogamy.
It’s all part of a movement to destroy the meaning of marriage, family, and ultimately God’s created order.
Some Somerville residents support the decision and say the city council made a great stride for liberty.
“It’s a lifestyle choice…why shouldn’t they have the same rights that other types of families have?” said Ellen Jacobs, who lives in Somerville.
“If there’s any policies or government that can support expand your freedoms then that’s…kind of what this country was built on even if it’s good or bad,” added another resident, Tushar Banerja.
According to the Bible, the government should draw lines between “good and bad” and craft legislation that supports the spread of good over evil.
Of course, many liberal activists are thrilled at this advance of immorality.
“I think it’s pretty amazing,” boasted Andy Izenson, the legal director of Chosen Family Law Center, which supports LGBTQ and polyamorous groups.
“Strategies like this are the best chance we have of moving towards a legal understanding of family that’s as comprehensive as it needs to be to serve all families.”
In other words, Izenson and other activists will be coming for your city’s legislation soon. They want to see cities and communities all across America recognize non-monogamous unions.
Let’s have the courage to stand up for God’s definition of marriage against the left’s assault. It’s time for us to be bold!