According to Andrew Haines, writing in Ethika Politika, the blog of the Center for Morality in Public Life, without children, the whole point of marriage vanishes.
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Not surprisingly, Haines is focused on preventing marriage equality from becoming a reality, but along the way he manages to throw an awful lot of others under the bus along with gays and lesbians. Speaking of adoptive parents, he says that “although these couples can raise children, they cannot create them – and the latter is intimately connect to the former. So something is lacking.” Yeah, there’s something lacking in your marriage, your family, your kids, if you adopt.
On the one hand, he claims that parenting is a requirement for marriage stability but on the other, he argues that raising children does not make you a parent, only genetics can do that.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"Something is lacking"
From Safari Dad, a critique of a piece arguing that marriage is all about the biological relationship to the kids: