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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 30, 2005

Remedial 3rd Grade Matrimony, from the blackboard of Mister Sobran:

The whole reason for marriage is that there are two sexes. Stop me if I'm going too fast for you, your honor. Anyway, these two sexes often result in children. Arrangements for the children have to be made. Chief among these arrangements is marriage.

Now let’s imagine a world in which there was only one sex. Would it even be called a "sex"? What would that mean? Would there be any point in creating an institution like marriage -- a permanent two-person partnership? Why two? In such a world, marriage could come into being only if some crazy judge thought it up. But I’m trying to imagine a world in which there were also no liberals.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2005 2:42 PM ET USA

    English- so inexact! Corps., churches, countries, sport leagues all 'marry' to make new things. We used to marry to produce children. Maybe with birth control around we should cede the term to whoever wants to use it in whatever arrangement they want. A "Catholic Marital Union" will become our term as defined in the Catechism. Both parties would sign a contract, and perhaps see a J.P. later for legality in case one of them eventually wants to bug out or claims not to know what "Catholic" is.

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