Provided sufficient signatures are collected, the highly controversial question over whether or not the state should recognize same-sex marriages will be considered on the ballot this November.
In deciding this, I believe voters should consider the uniqueness of a male-female relationship. This relationship, especially when two are united as a married couple, brings together qualities that no other relationship does.
While there are obvious biological differences, there are also personal, emotional and intellectual qualities brought together as well. This union of traits complements itself and brings about growth for the couple.
From a child's perspective, each parent's qualities stemming from their masculinity and femininity lead them to see each parent as a role model. Having a stable, two-parent household with a mother and father has proven time and time again to be the basis for a positive upbringing for a child and a general productive life.
I believe voters and citizens as a whole must recognize that sanctioning same-sex marriage undermines masculinity and femininity for all. No one can deny that there are unique traits in males and females that contribute positively for families and society as a whole. A same-sex relationship denies the relevancy and necessity of these traits.
Instead of trying to coddle behavior stemming from same-sex attractions, we as a society should be asking why are there same sex attractions and lead people with these inclinations to places where they can find answers.