54,112 people signed the Scotland for Marriage petition
One man + one woman
Marriage is the union of one man to one woman, for life, to the exclusion of all others. Although death and divorce may prevent it, it is the ideal environment for raising children. It is possible to respect the rights of others while also supporting traditional marriage.
Polygamy may be next
If marriage is redefined for same-sex marriage, it could be redefined for polygamy next. Canada introduced same-sex marriage and then that was used in a court case to argue that polygamy should be made legal. Once you start unpicking the definition of marriage, it can unravel further.
Free to disagree
People shouldn’t feel compelled to agree with redefining marriage just because of political correctness. And people shouldn’t be penalised just because they support traditional marriage. People's careers shouldn’t be damaged, foster parents shouldn’t be turned away, and religious adoption agencies shouldn’t be closed down just for upholding traditional marriage.
Hold a referendum
This issue should be decided by the people, not by politicians. If there is to be a change it should be subject to a referendum. The Scottish Government did not invent marriage, and it does not have the moral authority to redefine it. At the very least, on an issue of this importance, MSPs should be guided by their constituents more on this issue than would normally be the case.