Monday, December 14, 2009

Modern Love - A Joint Account That Underwrites Our Marriage

The New York Times
December 11, 2009
David Sarasohn discusses marriage equality from the perspective of one who has been married for multiple decades:
...when I hear people explain that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because the purpose of marriage throughout history has been to produce children, and they can’t do that, I envision decades of our anniversary cards being shredded. During those years when our marriage was clearly failing in its natural assignment of procreation, were we not, according to these people, really married? If marriages have to be about children — rather than about affection and respect, or even the kind of endurance that leads teenagers to marvel at any marriages that have lasted longer than they have been alive — then gay people aren’t the only ones whose unions are somehow unsanctified. [Link]

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