February 20, 2005
By G.F. Pranzarone
Pranzarone is a professor of psychology at Roanoke College.
A hot issue in the last election was whether a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman should be proposed. According to a recent Associated Press story, Karl Rove insists that President Bush will work toward such an amendment, while some on the religious right are disappointed at Bush’s recent inactivity.
It’s a lost cause. It will be impossible to pass a “marriage” amendment, or prevail in the courts limiting marriage between one “man” and one “woman,” considering that we don’t yet have a scientific definition of what defines a “man” or a “woman.”