If one honestly is looking out on the horizon of the American social scene, one will see a storm arising. There is a bad wind blowing that reeks of the decomposition of America's morality. The traditional family is under attack by special interest groups that wish to redefine what is considered marriage and family. For those who proclaim that legalizing same-sex marriage will not effect society as a whole, they are sadly mistaken. All who know me know that I love all things Scandinavian, so you also know that it is no small matter for me to point out flaws from Scandinavian governments, cultures, or societies. Yet, if we look at Scandinavian society, who legalized same-sex marriage in the 1990s, we see the ramifications of making such a move: the deterioration of the family unit. There is an interesting article concerning this fact by Stanley Kurtz which you may find here. Other warnings are being sounded throughout the United States as is seen in this article by Rick Santorum. There is also a warning voice presented by Dennis Prager found in this article.
Of course, I have written my own views on this matter before. One may find that blog here.
Needless to say, same-sex marriage hasn't destroyed civilization in Scandinavia--it is alive and well the last time that I have checked. But it has changed the face of Scandinavian society and the demographics of the family. Perhaps these countries can handle the out-of-wedlock birth rates, the increased divorce rates, the single parents, and all of the social problems that come along with it, better than can America--after all, they are socialized forms of government with greater taxes to fund such programs that will alleviate such problems. I don't want America to become socialized and I surely don't want my tax dollars being spent on people who made poor decisions and now want me and you to pay for it. I'm not saying that every child who endures these conditions will turn out bad, but they surely are given a handicap compared to the child who has been born and raised in the traditional family unit.
Ultimately, whether or not this issue has a lasting impact on government affairs of our nation, whether or not it has a lasting impact on the social fabric of our nation, it is in direct conflict to the spiritual well-being of our nation.