Since the primary purpose of marriage is the procreation and nurturing of children, marriage can only be the union of a man and a woman. The concept of an alternative definition that includes same-sex couples is fundamentally flawed. It is a travesty that a Massachusetts court decided to thrust a radical social experiment upon an unwilling populace by legalizing same-sex “marriage.” This government endorsement of motherless and fatherless families is both reckless and dangerous. A maturing child needs the gender-specific influences of both a mother and a father.

Though strenuous efforts to allow the citizens of Massachusetts to vote on the definition of marriage have failed for now, MFI is dedicated to restoring marriage to its natural definition. The costs to family, children and culture are too great to concede this battle to those who would see marriage and family redefined to the point of irrelevancy.