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If we want to say that marriage is for the sake of bringing mothers and fathers together for the protection of children, then instead of denying marriage to specific groups (homosexuals in this case), let's instead simply reserve whatever protections we declare essential for the sake of protecting children to couples who have children. If that is the real argument, then instead of denying marriage to specific couples who do not somehow conform to our notion of what is the "right" union for children, let's instead not encourage or allow marriage for ANYONE who does not enter the union for the sake of having and raising children. So no one gets married unless and until they have children, and then once their children are successfully "launched", it would seem to make sense that the couple no longer remain married. Stop using "for the sake of the children" as our excuse to discriminate against pepole whose pairings we, for whatever reason, think are not appropriate. Who someone else marries has little if any real impact on me or my family.
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