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.
At 10:52 am on August 13th of 1972 I was born in a small southern Iowa town. At the time I suspect that my mother had decided that being in labor with me was probably the biggest pain I would ever give her. Boy was she wrong. =) Here is a picture of dad ?eating? my fingers. A funny trivia note about my family. My mother was born on the 13th of March and I was born on the 13th of August. My Dad was born on the 16th of April and my sister was born on the 16th of May.
Today is my Step-father?s birthday. I?m not going to spoil it and tell everyone how old he is though. Here is his Air Force picture. He is one of the reasons why I choose to join the Air Force out of High School which had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.