Only men and women can engage in coitus. I FULLY understand that.<quoted text>
Same sex couples are sexually intimate with each other, but due to lack of corresponding genetilia, do not engage in coitus.
Definitions and stimulation factors
Sexual intercourse is also known as copulation, coitus or coition; coitus is derived from the Latin word coitio or coire, meaning "a coming together or joining together" or "to go together" and is usually defined as penile-vaginal penetration. Penetration by the hardened, erect penis is additionally known as intromission, or by the Latin name immissio penis (Latin for "insertion of the penis"). Copulation, although usually used to describe the mating process of non-human animals, is defined as "the transfer of the sperm from male to female" or "the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman". As such, common vernacular and research often limit sexual intercourse to penile-vaginal penetration, with virginity loss being predicated on the activity, while the term sex and the phrase "having sex" commonly mean any sexual activity – penetrative and non-penetrative. The World Health Organization states that non-English languages and cultures use different terms for sexual activity, with slightly different meanings.
Bill Clinton did not have sex with that woman. What did he mean by "sex"?
Whew...that's a relief...I was worried there for a moment.:)
No I. Thanks...grazie.
No one is advocating that VV, nor am I. However, as it is legally permissible in certain states, a person can have their marriage annulled for failure to consummate. It simply illustrates that not every aspect of American marital jurisprudence in gender neutral.
But "consummation of marriage" DOES NOT REQUIRE "Coitus". It requires "sexual intercourse". And sexual intercourse can be any variety of sexual acts between two people--opposite sex or same sex.
That's the only point I'm try to make.
It seems like you're trying to say that gay people can never be legally married because they cannot engage in coitus. And I just haven't seen any laws where "coitus" is required. A guy who has had his penis shot off in war would not be able to engage in coitus. A transgender male who has had "the big operation" and now has a penis COULD engage in coitus.