Jane, your arguments regarding child rearing in a traditional marriage by biological parents are non-starters, for the reasons I have already stated. I never said you didnt offer a response, I merely have pointed out that the responses you have, thus far, offered fail to meet the lowest standard of judicial review.<quoted text>
I debating just ignoring you, but I'll try again...
First, do you see how you first said I didn't give you answers and then spoke about the ones I gave you?
that's what makes me want to ignore you...
and what does this say about the preference or encouragement of biological families?
We encourage home ownership (or at least used to). The fact that some rent, or are homeless has no bearing.
And AGAIN, as soon as you wish to pass on the wisdom of a choice you have gone too far in rational basis review...
Is it rational to encourage a mom and dad?
Does it need to be a proven indicator of success to be "rational"?
As suggested by NYE, because the sky is blue is irrational, but because we BELIEVE (not know) that having a mom and dad is better is enough!
Feel free to respond, but I am not sure I am going to...
I know you will troll away on that, but when you are saying I didn't give you an answer and then critique my answer in the next sentence, it's too much to take for very long....
The argument is not rational because the state demonstrably has no interest in children being raised by biological parents. How can we establish this? Because the state allows divorce in cases where children are present, often-awarding sole custody to one parent or the other. The state allows and regulates adoption, which by its very nature means children will not be raised by their biological parents. What is more, the state allows single parent adoption; say nothing of single parenthood outside of marriage.
The reality is that procreation is neither a prerequisite for, nor a requirement of legal marriage, and the state has no interest whatsoever in children being raised by their biological parents. Your argument is not rational; it is a rationalization, with no basis in reality.
Care to try again?