State Laws Permitting Homosexual “Marriage” are Void as a Violation of Natural Law

The Deconstruction of “Marriage”

State laws permitting homosexual “marriage” are void as a violation of natural law which has its source in Divine Law. Long ago, Dr. Johnson defined marriage as “The act of uniting a man and woman for life.”

No one, not even our grand high archons on the U.S. Supreme Court, has the power to change the meaning of words.

Could Indiana have rightly redefined Pi? Could Minnesota rightly change the definition of “ex post facto”; or “man” to mean “beasts of the field”? Or could a legislature, like the villains in 1984 (or was it Brave New World?) say “war is peace”. Or change the definition of “theft” to exclude thefts from people making over $100,000 a year. The suggestion of mutability is uncommonly absurd and even dangerous.

As Aquinas wrote:

“[A] change in the natural law may be understood by way of subtraction, so that what previously was according to the natural law, ceases to be so. In this sense, the natural law is altogether unchangeable in its first principles: but in its secondary principles, which, as we have said (4), are certain detailed proximate conclusions drawn from the first principles, the natural law is not changed so that what it prescribes be not right in most cases.”

So natural law is unchangeable except in its secondary principles—that is principles that don’t depart from the core principle, but that are further expositions of the core principle. The core principle of marriage is man and woman. So gay “marriage”, is an illegitimate subtraction from that core principle.

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