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Old 24-07-2004, 01:52 AM   Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #45
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Originally Posted by DragonRat
Eh, I may have been raised to think that marriage is a religious institution, which I do believe it is. I don't a contractual obligation between two people to love, honor, and cherish each other as anything that developed from a primitive standpoint; it had to be built on the idea that one man and one woman must bind themselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically together.
You're getting being married and being wed mixed up. Primitive man "wed" his wife, he didn't "marry"'s a technicality but it's stuff like that that I've spent a while honing...sorry but "marriage" is purely legal..."weddings" are social bindings between man and woman, which may or may not have their roots in some form of religion or morals.

Marriage is not a social contract of any sort, and it rather developed from religion. Primitive man had the alpha male, and he procreated however he wished. Marriage demands the loyalty and fidelity of one man to one woman, and vice-versa. The concept of the one man-one woman union is a very religious idea. If it's a contract, then it's a contract steeped in very religious connotation.
Again getting being "wed" and "married" mixed medieval times the two were actually distinguished by the church itself, but it seems the church now is either too blind or stupid to realise that being "wed" and being "married" are different. The word "marriage" merely means the combination of elements OR the legal bond between a man and a woman. Now you may say "man and a woman, must mean it can only occur between a man and a woman" but that'd be suggesting that gay people have less legal rights than straight people, and you wouldn't say that now, would you? As marriage is the legal union between man and woman, and as gay people have the same rights as straight people, ipso facto gay marriages ARE legal, and anyone who says otherwise is blatently discriminating against gay people, and clearly doesn't understand logic or law.

As for the legalization of gay marriage, it doesn't really help nor hinder the improvement of the family unit. Family issues is a whole other topic, and it relies on the ability for the parental units to be responsible parents. Gay or heterosexual, parents will be parents - whether good or bad.
That was more targetted at Ducky's claim that gay marriages hamper procreation.
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