Re "Gay parents embrace openness" (Page A1, June 16): Marriage and the family are breaking down in the United States. Today, 41 percent of children are born to unmarried mothers.
We need to promote stability in the relationship between men and women who create children. Everyone comes from a mother and father and society sticks its collective head in the sand when it denies the importance of our biological and familial link to our birth parents.
Marriage has the purpose of protecting society's children, our future and hope. A society that fails to protect and support traditional marriage denies children a basic human right.
-- George E. Schultze, Woodland