Not all couples who marry will choose to or are even capable of having children. Children are not a requirement for marriage to remain a fundamental right of all individuals. Gender fails as a legitimate restriction.<quoted text>
I go a step deeper;
Ss couples prevent children from enjoying both a mother and father. Even if they are default.
When a child is adopted by a same sex couple, they are afforded two parents who want them, rather than being deprived of one or two parents. When born into a same sex marriage, they are also afforded two parents. Your artificial gender requirement is no guarantee they will have parents who care about them. It often means they will have one or two parents who don't want them, resent them, beat, torture and even kill them. Gender of the parent is no guarantee of survival, let alone good parents.
(Hawaii supreme court testamony): Dr Eggebeen (witness against marriage equality) also conceded that "gay and lesbian couples can , and do, make excellent parents" "that they are capable of raising a healthy child", and "that children of same sex couples would be helped if their families had access to or were able to receive benefits of marriage".
Dr. Charlotte Patterson: there was "no data or research which establishes that gay fathers and lesbian mothers are less capable of being good parents than non-gay people.
Dr. David Brodzinsky: The issue is not the structural variable, biological versus nonbiological, one parent versus two parent. The issue is really the process variables, how children are cared for, is the child provided warmth, it the child provided consistency of care, is the child provided a stimulated environment, is the e child given support.... and when you take a look at structural variables, there's not all that much support that structural variable in and of themselves are all that important.
Dr. Pepper Shwartz: "the primary quality of parenting is not the parenting structure, or biology, but is the nurturing relationship between parent and child."