Thanks paisan I have little patience left for the moron. Any first week cultural anthropology student knows these things but he doesn't, so we must suffer his ignorance.<quoted text>
Nearly all United States Supreme Court decisions declaring marriage to be a fundamental right expressly link marriage to the fundamental rights of procreation, chidlbirth, abortion, and childrearing. Anderson v. King County (Wash. 2006) 138 P.3d 962, 978
[T]he first purpose of matrimony, by the laws of nature and society, is procreation. Baker v. Baker (1859) 13 Cal. 87, 103.
[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
The family is the basic unit of our society, the center of the personal affections that ennoble and enrich human life. It channels biological drives that might otherwise become socially destructive; it ensures the care and education of children in a stable environment; it establishes continuity from one generation to another; it nurtures and develops the individual initiative that distinguishes a free people. Since the family is the core of our society, the law seeks to foster and preserve marriage. De Burgh v. De Burgh (1952) 39 Cal.2d 858, 863-864.
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.
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 coupleâs children. The marital alliance is fundamentally a reproductive alliance." Margo Wilson & Martin Daly, Marital Cooperation and Conflict, in Evolutionary Psychology, Public Policy and Personal Decisions 197, 203 (Charles Crawford & Catherine Salmon eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. 2004)
Some evidence on the anthropological point:âAlthough the details of getting married â who chooses the mates, what are the ceremonies and exchanges, how old are the parties â vary from group to group, the principle of marriage is everywhere embodied in practice.... The unique trait of what is commonly called marriage is social recognition and approval ... of a coupleâs engaging in sexual intercourse and bearing and rearing offspring.â Kingsley Davis (ed.), Contemporary Marriage: Comparative Perspectives on a Changing Institution (New York: Russell Sage Foundation)(1985).
All he knows is SSM GOOD!!! Frankie and Pietro BAD!!!