In Response to: Modern Love [6]

In the recent article “What Is the Future of Marriage?” (feature, Jan. 13), there is virtually no normative connection made between marriage and children. Last time I looked, it seems to me that 100 percent of us human beings have a natural mother and a natural father. Have we forgotten that historically, marriage has been the social institution by which one generation bears and nurtures the next?

Who are we to redefine marriage? The definitive book asking this question is What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence Robert P. George and two of his graduate students.