Brave new marriage
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 26, 2004
If same-sex "marriage" is recognized by law, will it be possible for two heterosexuals of the same sex to get married?
Would gays object? Would John Kerry and Ted Kennedy object?
The purposes of same-sex heterosexual marriage would be private, of course. (Keep the government out of the bedrooms.) But the purposes could include obtaining tax breaks, inheritance rights, and insurance benefits.
Could a son marry his father? If not, why not?
Does marriage, as now legally understood, have something to do with sexual activity?
If the answer is Yes, then how does the government define the sorts of activity that qualify, without violating privacy rights?
If the answer is No, then why should marriage be restricted to people who have (or are presumed to have) a sexual attraction to each other?
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