Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Procreation Argument

The "procreation argument," dealt a fatal blow by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, at a hearing of a challenge to Californa's ban on gay marriage. reports:

Many of the arguments discussed for two hours in court on Wednesday centered on the more philosophical issue of why the government would be in the business of sanctioning marriages at all. Cooper argued that marriage existed to support and to encourage “natural procreation” – something that gay couples can’t do.

Judge Walker scoffed at that idea, saying the last wedding he officiated was between people aged 95 and 83. “I did not demand that they prove they intended to engage in procreation,” he said.

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