Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., Ruth Institute
National turmoil exists regarding the definition of marriage. Voters in thirty states have constitutionally defined marriage as the union between a man and woman, while court systems and state legislatures in five states have redefined marriage to include same-sex relationship. In this talk, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse shares why marriage between a man and woman is essential to civil society. She discusses how alternatively redefining marriage creates an entirely new definition of marriage as opposed to offering the existing institution to additional people. Dr. Morse further explains how a redefinition of marriage implies a redefinition of parenthood and threatens religious liberty. Finally she offers options of how same sex couples can solve their practical problems—such as sharing health care, property and even parental—without redefining marriage.