In reality, marriage is a societal institution. Yes, Ann Widdecombewe do. While the production of children may indeed be a feature of many heterosexual marriages the capacity to procreate does not determine the legal validity of such marriages. This position stresses that states have a constitutional right to make their own decisions about the legalization of same-sex marriage which may include banning it. My search for an alternative set of conceptual tools led me to Michael Sandelone of America's best-known living political philosophers.
If marriage only exists for the purpose of having childrenthen how can infertile couples be allowed to marry?
But, as everyone should know, passion and reason are complementary. I disagree. Closely connected with the idea that marriage is necessarily religious is the belief that marriage is sacred or even a type of sacrament. Equality before the law, freedom of choice, non-discrimination, human rights.
There was a time when a man and a woman of different races couldn't marry each other.