Marriage has a purpose that gay unions can't fulfil
As we approach the referendum on same-sex marriage, and as people in Ireland think about a public policy on marriage and the family, it is worth asking two questions. What are the fundamental purposes of marriage? Is this referendum really about equality?
There are three fundamental purposes for marriage: companionship, sex and children.
The first purpose of marriage is companionship. Marriage is God's designed relationship for male and female, paired in marriage relationships where they enjoy intimacy and procreate children, achieving prosperity and continuity of man's existence on the earth.