Marriage equality argument

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Marriage equality argument
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:21pm

So the sole argument against marriage equality is that marriage is for procreation? Where exactly does that leave menopausal women? Or men with ED? Or the infertile? 

I can not believe we are STILL having this discussion in 2013. I have noticed that it is generational though--many of boomers I know are against it. Gen Xers like myself and younger are generally in favor...

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:10pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
I'm in the older range of people who support marriage equality, e.g. baby boomer. Most of the gay couples I know have children, some biological, some adopted, some foster, some aided by science. The argument is bogus. I think many of the strengths of marriage is about cementing extended family and cross-generational familial relationships, and as a member of a non- traditional family, it is certainly not solely about procreation. I was aided by science for biological procreation, and adoption to round out my family. My partner is male, so I get a pass on the procreation prereq?

Ditto. I was also aided by science for biological procreation. So I find their argument particularly offensive.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:52pm
I'm in the older range of people who support marriage equality, e.g. baby boomer. Most of the gay couples I know have children, some biological, some adopted, some foster, some aided by science. The argument is bogus. I think many of the strengths of marriage is about cementing extended family and cross-generational familial relationships, and as a member of a non- traditional family, it is certainly not solely about procreation. I was aided by science for biological procreation, and adoption to round out my family. My partner is male, so I get a pass on the procreation prereq?
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:43pm

Don't get me started. This, as you know, is an issue very near and dear to my heart.  

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