Lawmakers at the State Capitol in Jefferson City are wrestling with measures to define marriage in this state. Senator Sarah Steelman of Rolla has introduced a measure for the November ballot that would let Missouri voters decide if a marriage should be defined as only between a man and a woman. Proponents of the measure say same-sex marriages undermine families, which in turn undermines our society. Opponents to the gay marriage ban find it ironic that they, too, are in favor of strengthening families. Both sides are encouraging the Senators on the Aging Committee to act on the resolution.