I'm sorry, the issue was the basic essence of marriage. As I noted before, mating behavior is the primary driver. Legal issues followed much later, primarily to protect mothers and children.<quoted text>
You forgot already?
Procreation is not a requirement for a marriage license
Mating behavior is not stipulated for a marriage license
There are no legal marriage contracts in the animal kingdom as they are not natural, but legal contracts.
Tell you what, every time you post I will be glad to remind you
You can dumb down your relationship to a contract, but don't insult intelligent people by calling it marriage.