Procreation and religious terrorism are not requirements or qualifications for the purchase of a marriage license from a county courthouses or city hallHow is marriage in the absence of family good for the community? Why?
And why privilege such a relationship between two people? Why not two best friends? An employer and his favorite employee? A farmer and his dog?
The social good of marriage, as it has been traditionally understood, has always been rooted, among other things, in its role in the continuance of the human racei.e., procreation and children. If we excise procreation from the stated civic purposes of marriageas we are increasingly doingthen whats the point? Its just a random, arbitrary relationship that weve defined that we somehow think is good for the community. But why?
And what interest does the community have in protecting and subsidizing a sterile relationship between two people in love(ostensibly or not)?
Indeed; religious terrorists castigate couples that birth a child before marriage