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Preserve Marriage - Protect Children's Rights is a national, Quebec-based organization, formed to protect the fundamental and internationally recognized rights of every child that are being threatened by the movement to redefine marriage in Canada and in other countries. Although its members may have deep convictions, Preserve Marriage believes that it is possible to adopt intelligent, civic minded positions without the need to resort to moral arguments.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes a fundamental right for every child on our planet. This right will be abolished for the Canadian child if marriage is redefined as the union of any two persons. That is the child's right to know and be raised by his mother and father, as far as possible. It isn't always possible, as in cases of adoption and divorce. But in such cases, again according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, public policy must give priority to the best interests of the child. Traditional marriage, by its very structure, upholds the child’s right to his mother and father. Redefining marriage abolishes that right, without any regard to the best interests of the child.

Preserve Marriage recognizes and rejoices in the love and dedication that every parent expresses towards his/her child, regardless of the family structure to which he/she belongs. Marriage implies two parents who have the responsibility according to Canadian law for the care and protection of their child. Preserve Marriage in concerned about the intentional absence of either a father or a mother among the child’s two parents, when a marriage between two men or two women is officiated.

Preserve Marriage takes no position against long-term homosexual couplings, or the exchange of vows between same-sex partners. It takes no position on the morality of homosexual behaviour. It is not associated with any political party or faith group, but welcomes and seeks to empower every Canadian that is willing to defend the fundamental rights of the child, as upheld by the universal institution of marriage.

 

(1) Convention on the Rights of the Child, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


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