Too bad no one told them there are two sexes, too bad no one told them sex makes babies......<quoted text>
Try telling that to the millions who have married for property throughout the ages. Goats, asses, and all kinds of animals, Dowry, land, and so on are listed, even for common folks. Kings, leaders, and others use it to consolidate property and power. Again, women and children were often less important than the property and power, though they were part of both the property and power.
But again, procreation ability has never been a requirement in the US. And did your biology class neglect to tell you sex doesn't always result in reproduction, especially for women as they get older? And some people have deformities and accidents that prevent them from reproducing? And, most importantly, there are many wayw to avoid it, and aviod disease transmission as well? Too bad they didn't tell you neither reproduction nor sex are required for marriage, nor is marriage required for reproduction.
failure to consummate is grounds for annulment in some states.Babies might sometimes happen for some couples, but not always. Failure to be fertile is not accepted as an excuse for annulment.(yet, do you oppose no fault divorce....)
Marriage IS A male female SEXUAL UNION.When sex was an expectation of the contract and is withheld, a contract violation can be shown. When there is no expectation, no violation.
The particular fundamental right, marriage, IS BASED on the male female relationship. No other basis exists for it.And again, fundamental rights do not have to be earned, or demonstrate any interest to the government. They exist for all persons. You must show a good reason for taking them away if you want to restrict them.
You fail to understand it only exists as fundamental right IF THE STATE LICENSES IT. No license, no legal recognition, no right.Procreation isn't one of them, and therefore neither is gender. You still have nothing sufficient to deny a fundamental human right.