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Thursday, June 07, 2007

On marriage

Activist courts have ignored the principal legal argument that the state's interest in marriage is procreation. Population is power. Society needs a young generation to defend the country in battle, to support its programs with taxes and to carry on its culture and traditions. The mere fact that two people are in a loving relationship does not matter to the state. Society supports traditional marriage because it is the only union which, in the ordinary course, leads to children, without the intervention of a third party.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Josh said...

Typical counterargument: Procreation as the result of marriage is a notion based on the norms, rules, and traditions.

Consider instead the exceptions: elderly couples stop having children eventually, some couples never have children (for medical or personal reasons), and children can in fact be born out of wedlock. For that matter, gays are physically capable of procreating if they are willing to temporarily ignore their preferences or undergo certain medical procedures.

So clearly gay marriage is a federal constitutional right. Common sense dictates that the exceptions are more important than the norms.

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Thu Jun 07, 01:13:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous kendy said...

because there is no such thing as artificial insemination or adoption.

Wed Jun 13, 12:03:00 AM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

Sure, but those are interventions from outside. With artificial insemination, it's not the two women that are actually having the child; it's a man who's the father. It's not an inherent part of the relationship, whereas between a man and a woman, it is.

We're not talking about morality, right now. Morally, any two people can call each other whatever they want, husband, wife, etc. The question is one of legality: should the state give them a legal right to marry? With the law, we need to consider practicality and efficiency as well, and enforcing a rule that only people who intend to have children can marry would be a disaster. So we choose the fact that they are a man and a woman as a close proxy, because men and women who marry often to end up having children, whereas homosexual couples do not.

Wed Jun 13, 01:24:00 AM EDT  

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