Ten Q&A on Same-Sex Marriage Canards and Evasions

Forces pushing for genderless marriage are a wellspring of fallacies and unanswered questions about the consequences.  Let's explore some of them. 1. What's love got to do with it? Nothing.  Romanticizing this debate by claiming that any two people in love should have a civil right to civil marriage is a foolish distraction.  Neither judges nor legislators have any business discussing "affection" as a factor in defining civil marriage.  Clergy who bless marriages have a legitimate and separate role in discerning the internal dynamics of couples.  But not the state. 2. What is the state's interest in marriage? First, to recognize the union that produces the state's citizens.  Second, to encourage those who sire and bear the citizens to take responsibility for rearing them together.  That's all, folks.  Proponents of genderless marriage often answer this question with non sequiturs such as property rights (irrelevant), civil rights...(Read Full Article)

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