I suggest that before there was legal marriage, couples still reproduced. It's how we all got here today.<quoted text>
Mating behavior is not dependent on marriage. Again, are you serious??? No wonder you are so confused.
Marriage is a constraint (control) on mating behavior. Because the commitment of marriage has been weakened by easy divorce, and the consequences to children ignored, broken marriages and co-habitation have resulted. Calling ss couples married by totally removing children only exasperates the situation.
Social scientists assert that marriage would not exist except for the connection of children. Your premise that sterile gay couples will strengthen marriage is baseless. In fact, that is why the largest, latest and most scientific study to date on seven family types found lesbian couples last, AFTER single mothers. Gay couples did not even register out of THREE THOUSAND participants.
Not looking good VV...
Marriage is a manmade construct. Pairing up to produce offspring is a biological and psychological construct.
The study you cite compared apples and oranges. Not even the author of the study says that it should be utilized to determine if same-sex marriage should be legalized. It didn't indicate that the same-sex families had such horrific outcomes that the children should be immediately removed out of fear of abuse or neglect.
You draw conclusions from the study that not even the authors make.
You won't admit that parents stable, supportive, loving, same-gender parents are better than abusive, chaotic opposite-gender parents.
You still can't grasp that it is the skill of the parent that is the key variable when it comes to a child's success.