WHAT?!!!!!! The fact that there are two sexes, and human reproduction is sexual has nothing to do with marriage?!!!! What are ye talking about laddie?<quoted text>
That has nothing to do with marriage
What the?. Does basketball need to be played between a man and a woman? Because basketball only exists because humans reproduce with 2 sexes.
What is its main function?Marriage fulfills a variety of functions.
Yes reproduction happens without marriage, and marriage happens,without reproduction. However.....Which, again, is not strictly tied to marriage. Reproduction happens without marriage. Marriage happens without reproduction.
True or False:The preferred form of marriage through the ages has been between one man and one woman(directly from Coontzs quiz).
True. Four out of five of the great religions that gave birth to large complex civilizations (encompassing the vast majority of people ever born) have had monogamous marriage systems. And while polygamy has been common in many tribal societies, almost every known society throughout the ages considers marriage a male-female sexual bond with procreative implications.The unique trait of what is commonly called marriage is social recognition and approval ... of a couples engaging in sexual intercourse and bearing and rearing offspring(Kingsley Davis (ed.), Contemporary Marriage: Comparative Perspectives on a Changing Institution). Professors Margo Wilson and Martin Daly write in Evolutionary Psychology, Public Policy and Personal Decisions:
Marriage is a universal social institution, albeit with myriad variations in social and cultural details. A review of the cross-cultural diversity in marital arrangements reveals certain common themes: some degree of mutual obligation between husband and wife, a right of sexual access (often but not necessarily exclusive), an expectation that the relationships will persist (although not necessarily for a lifetime), some cooperative investment in offspring, and some sort of recognition of the status of the couples children. The marital alliance is fundamentally a reproductive alliance.
Yet, other than scattered historical examples of recognized SS unions, no cross time, cross cultural, SSM.No, it isn't. I already gave you a variety of reasons marriage came about. Men and women were hooking up long before marriage was invented. It is not a necessary component of human reproduction
[T]he first purpose of matrimony, by the laws of nature and society, is procreation. Baker v. Baker (1859) 13 Cal. 87, 103.Procreation is NOT an intrinsic part of that union.
[T]he procreation of children under the shield and sanction of the law is one of the two principle ends of marriage. Sharon v. Sharon (1888) 75 Cal. 1,33
Procreation is [o]ne of the prime purposes of matrimony. Maslow v. Maslow (1952) 117 Cal.App.2d. 237, 241.
[P]rocreation of offspring could be considered one of the major purposes of marriage. Poe v. Gerstein (5th Cir. 1975) 517 F.2d 787, 796.
[M]arriage exists as a protected legal institution primarily because of societal values associated with the propagation of the human race. Singer v. Hara (Wash. App. 1974) 522 P.2d 1187, 1195.
The institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis. Baker v. Nelson (Minn. 971) 191 N.W.2d 185, 186, appeal dismissed for want of a substantial federal question, 409 U.S. 810 (1972)
Having children is a primary purpose of marriage. Heup v. Heup (Was. 1969) 172 N.W.2d 334, 336
One of the primary purposes of matrimony is procreation. Zoglio v. Zoglio (D.C. App. 1960) 157 A.2d 627, 628
[P]rocreation of children is one of the important ends of matrimony. Stegienko v. Stegienko (Mich. 1940) 295 N.W. 252, 254