Children or the intention to have children also has no bearing as a legal requirement to be married.<quoted text>
That is true. To that can also be added love, sex, and cohabitation. None of these are REQUIRED.
The legal concept of "presumption of paternity" deals with what as it related to marriage?
SSCs are seeking to have their relationship designated marriage. As individuals they can marry, as any other man or woman can, in any state.
Love has no bearing, not a requirement. Sex has no bearing, unless its between blood relatives, hmmmm....that could result in procreation....no wait there's no link.Cohabitation has no bearing, not a requirement.
Religion has no bearing
Tradition has no bearing
History has no bearing on the right to marry
none of those things can be used by law to deny someone the right to marry