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Two women or two men or a man and a woman can have that same committment and desire to nurture their relationship and the family they create.

For sake of the argument throw out the same sex unions that are mentioned he still gives the example of a man and a woman. Explain to me why this union cannot prosper without the benefit of clergy, or JP as it were, as much a union so constructed. They can have the same love for each other, can have the children you mention and love them as much, can do anything a legally married couple can EXCEPT have all the legal rights that a married couple has. They can be denied benefits offered to married couples, they have to make sure of having wills or any inheritance they leave can be contested by blood family and in some cases even wills can be contested. In other words they have to go thru a lot more legal rigamarole than any married couple but it still makes no difference to the way the feel towards each other. Marriage is a legal and/or religious fiction devised to keep things orderly but has no bearing on love and devotion otherwise why have different forms of marriage, other than one man and one woman, sprung up among different cultures? It was devised mainly to protect the interest of children since it in the best interest of the tribe that children thrive and prosper and the tribe goes on. Thus the legal benefits granted to married couples to encourage marriage and thus the prtection. Probably one of the reasons divorce is so easy to obtain in the modern world is that modern the state is not in the circumstance of vanishing easily and thus does not feel the protection of marriage is as important as it once was.

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