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Letter to the Editor
I have some questions for those who support same sex marriage – should I be allowed to marry my brother? If not – why not?
I would point out that the reason for not marrying my sister is that if we reproduced – then we would likely have birth complications. However – that doesn’t apply if I marry my brother because I can’t get him pregnant. For that matter – should I be allowed to marry my sister of one or both of us are not capable of reproducing? – If not – why not?
Should I be allowed to marry more than one person? Why limit marriage to only 2 people? Why not 3 or 4? Why have a limit?
Should I be allowed to marry my cat – especially when a cat is much more likely to make a lifelong commitment that a human. In fact – I would bet that if someone compared the average number of years an owner and their pet stay together and a man and wife stay together – the pets would win.
For those who want to move the line on what people should and shouldn’t marry – where do you want to move the line to? And – why should the line be there?
If it were up to me – I would move the line back the other way to include only couples with children. To me marriage is about families – reproducing – creating new generations. I would therefore – if I were King – grant civil unions to same sex couples and non-reproducing heterosexual couples.
All marriages are really civil unions in the eyes of the state because all states have no fault divorce laws. Therefore the state doesn’t really recognize the “relationship” part of a marriage and marriage is really just a bad property agreement where if the relationship fails then two lawyers get to keep your property. From someone who has been chewed by the courts I say to same sex couples – be careful what you ask for – you might get it!