The next speaker, Mr. Stephen Stacey, Educator and Marital-family Policy Specialist from Finland asked the question, “Is a parent’s right to happiness more important than a child's right to get a good start in life?” States have redefined the social understanding of marriage to being an institution that cements sexual attraction. Marriage, in essence, is about aligning human beings with nature’s cycle of conception and birth, with children being cared for about 20 years by two opposite-sex adults. They must commit to fulfill the rights of their biological children to receive, on average, the best possible start in life. Politicians have to be very careful when creating laws around marriage. It is not in the state’s interest to only offer social and financial support after the couples have divorced.
Stephen Stacey - The value of marriage to society
- Written by: Stephen Stacey