You are desperate to argue faith, aren't you? KInd of an ironic, idiotic pursuit for an 'rational atheist' oxymoron, right?<quoted text>
So bottom line is to you, single parents are fine, heterosexual couples can't reproduce are fine, heterosexual couples who choose not to have children at all are fine, heterosexual couples who are elderly are fine. You think same sex couples are icky, or against your personal religious beliefs and for that reason, everyone should follow laws passed based on your personal belief and opinion.
If ss couples want to equate to marriage, then you take the normal, typical, historical, cultural example: A diverse gendered couple that procreates 96% of the time.
But you can't argue with the norm, can you?
So now you want to compare ss couples to old couples who have already procreated, hetero couples with a medical abnormality, and COUPLES WHO HAVE A CHOICE!!!
DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IS FAIR???
However, you don't have a choice, do you?
So let me give you a break, and try that... Smile.
Old couples most often have already procreated. However, advances in medicine are opening the opportunity for later and later pregnancies. Ss couples? NEVER.
Hetero couples with medical abnormalities? Medical advances are again, opening the door to exceptions. Ss couples? Again, NEVER!
Hetero couples who choose not to? Most often, they change their mind. But they have a choice. Ss couples DON'T EVEN HAVE A CHOICE!!!
Three strikes, you are OUT!!! An EPIC FAIL!
But here is the kicker, hetero couples need protection NOT TO PROCREATE.
On the other hand, your partner and you need protection JUST TO ABUSIVELY IMITATE normal, healthy intercourse! You NEVER need protection not to procreate!
My question is how in hell do you think a ss couple has the same relationship as marriage???