For several days now, I?ve been in a running argument with an individual who goes by the name of ?On Lawn? over in the comments sections of the blog ran by anti-gay equality group National Organization for Marriage. In several comments here, here, and here, this person seems to imply that procreation, or at least the potential for procreation, is a requirement of marriage. I?ve tried several times to get this person to explain this concept but they keep brushing off the question calling it absurd. When I tried to point out that there is no link between marriage and procreation they came back with this.
Well, there shows the damage they want to do to the institution. If marriage can?t look equally at the interests of all involved in the practice of human mating, then you tell me what can.
Prehistoric humans didn?t marry before they mated, they just found a bush did it. When you look at the whole of human history, marriage is a relatively new creation, only being a few thousand years old. Our very existence proves that marriage is not a requirement or an essential element of the human mating process.
Early this morning Argentina became the first country in Latin America to approve Marriage Equality. This also makes them the 10 nation to grant full Marriage Equality to it?s people.
Argentina?s senate voted 33-27 after nearly 14 hours of debate with a vote at about 4am local time to approve the law.
Argentina’s President Cristina Fern?ndez de Kirchner issued a statement prior to the vote stating she supported the bill and would sign it if passed. There was also speculation that their Supreme Court was about to issue a ruling in a pending case that would have legalized same sex marriage even if the senate had not approved the bill.
Even NOM?s chief fear monger wasn?t able to stop the advancement of equality and human dignity.
On a side note, I wonder how many Argentineans get tired of being connected to that Madonna song.
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