You can see my latest statements on how
Democrats should stand against Gay Marriage.
In this Congress, we Democrats as a party can stand for traditional marriage in a real way.
The trick is to come up with legislation that divorced or wary members of congress can support without feeling like hypocrites.
2010 Strengthening Traditional Marriage Act:
It would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman for life.
Any couple seeking to have a Federally recongnized marriage would need to submit to 6 months of counseling (at least 6 sessions) that involved a factual presentation of the historical benefits and problems that can be expected.
Without this certification, no public benefits would flow to them as a unit. For those already married, they could go through post-wedding counseling.
Finally, any couple seeking to divorce must individually submit to counseling for 6 months (at least 6 sessions) that involved a factual presentation of the problems that can be expected, and how their union migt be re-invigorated.