Under the guise of "marriage equality" the dignity of tradition marriage as the permanent, faithful and fruitful union of a man and a woman is under attack. The institution of marriage has existed for 2000 years and, despite our secular culture, has withstood the test of time. It is not a civil right as some would claim. States have regulated marriage and have put limits on who can and cannot be married for the good of society and the welfare of children. For example Polygamy is outlawed. First cousins cannot marry. Brothers and sisters are prohibited. In over 30 states "gay marriage" is against the law, so one can see that same sex couples are not the only people to be denied the right to marry the person of their choosing.