To The Editor:

Redefining marriage will send the message that marriage is about adult desires not the needs of children, about adult emotional satisfaction, not a permanent and exclusive sexual-reproductive union of a man and a woman for having and raising children.

Declaring by legislation or court decree that marriage is something that it is not undermines the entire institution and weakens society.

Everyone is free to love as they choose, but no one is entitled to redefine marriage for all of us.