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Old 11-14-2008, 01:58 AM
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Default Gay Marriage = Fish on Bicycles

Gay Marriage = Fish on Bicycles

Contrary to the positions of the partisans, marriage has nothing to do with "Equal rights." The real (and legal) reason for marriage, over history, was and is to endow children with the father's property. Whether a child is a bastard or not, he can always inherit from his mother.

That's ALL marriage was about - joining the property of two families for the benefit of progeny. Which explains "arranged marriages". Wise parents chose the best candidates to procreate grandchildren to endow with their valuable property. Childless marriages were tragic because it made the marriage a nullity.

When two same sex individuals can merge their genes into progeny, we should certainly encourage their marriage for the benefit of their progeny.

But the underlying reason for gay marriage is greed. They want to access the "benefits" granted to married couples under socialism. Without those financial incentives, gay marriage would not be attractive.

Frankly, any gay couple can set up a will to endow the survivor of the union. It doesn't require a marriage, a compact that is a nullity for gays under the common law. See curtesy and dower, in an old legal dictionary, if you're curious for more details.

And, no, a lifelong contract of marriage is not for "love". Two people "in love" don't need a binding legal contract to keep them together for life. The lifelong bonds of matrimony were to keep two people together, who would rather not be, and so preserve the merged family property for the next generation.

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