Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2013 / 17:04 pm
Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., stressed the importance of marriage for society.
Sara Barrios from New York City told CNA that without the biologically-based institution of marriage, the foundations of family and society "will fall apart."
Without a man and a woman, "it is impossible to have children," Barrios added. "Even same-sex couples have to go outside what they call a union, to get a child."
Protests both for and against a redefinition of marriage coincided with the start of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26. The high court will rule this summer on two cases that could have drastic consequences for the way the nation understands marriage.