This post originally appeared on townhall.com on 7/17/2013.
Many in the media are suggesting that the “battle over same-sex marriage” is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, the assertion is obviously false when the majority of states—38 to be precise—define marriage as between one man and one woman. These states join the company of 94 percent of countries worldwide that uphold what, up until the last decade or so, has been a truth recognized throughout history: that marriage is the unique relationship that unites a man and a woman—rooted in the biological fact that reproduction depends on this union and rooted also in the reality that children do best with a mother and a father.