Healthy family formation and preservation provides a social benefit that should be promoted by all sectors of our society. The nuclear and extended family is the foundational institution that supports all societies.
Strong families are important to the well being of our children and a healthy view of human sexuality is a key component of strong families. State and community leaders must work to ensure that the laws and policies of Michigan work to protect and promote the public health by shielding children from the harms of divorce and unhealthy sexual influences. By shoring up laws governing sex education, restricting exposure to obscenity and minimizing the negative effects of divorce, policymakers can give our most vulnerable citizens a better chance to build their own strong families.