And isn't there some Constitutional argument why legal polygamy would be untenable?
Medical science tells us, male and female brains are different. They work differently. Evolutionary biology tells us the male and female reproductive strategies are very different and conflicting. Sociology and psychology tell us that there are deep behavioral differences between men and women, whether those are social constructs or genetics, the fact is they're real. Do you not feel that it's appropriate for society to have a special, and I'll just use the word, favoritism, for heterosexual relations because heterosexual pair bonds need to overcome that gap, and because they're useful for reproductive purposes to perpetuate the society. A struggle which does not, by definition, exist in a same-sex relationship because people in same-sex relationships have opted out of the struggle.
I think it is incorrect to see marriage simply as a legal institution.
People have been getting married for a lot longer than they have been making laws.
Modern legal institutions like a corporation or even the notion of land ownership are incomprehensible to tribes of hunter-gathers. Not so with marriage.
Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher argue that marriage is a universal human institution that transcends any single faith or culture.
The argument is that marriage equality will make marriage more about the emotional gratification of the adults involved in the relationship and less about the responsibility parents have to bring up their children.
The one constant is that marriage always involves one man, one or more women, and babies.
On the other hand, in his view, homosexuals are a group of people who do not and can not advance the interests of society by forming proper families.
Why should everything be judged by the amount of 'social good' it provides?
Everyone should butt out as long as it's not hurting anybody (e.g. pedophilia) or 'taking anything away from the others' . . .
I don't think anybody except, perhaps, a Ron Paul-libertarian would argue that facilitating the formation of stable two-parent families is not a legitimate public policy goal.
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