It is obvious that the devaluing of marriage and of fathers is one of the biggest problems facing America today.  Transforming marriage into a genderless institution will have certain consequences. Same-sex marriage says that two women are just the same as a husband and a wife, thus gender is irrelevant.  It says that adult desires regarding living arrangements trump the needs of children for a father as well as a mother.  How has that idea worked out for the black family?   Economist Walter E. Williams offers some historic evidence and modern statistics that reveal how important family and marriage are to communities. Read his powerful piece here: