I find the idea that marriage is “primarily a mechanism for raising children” reminiscent of those absurd sociological theories that ascribe everything to reproductive drives. As if no other process were ongoing in the individual human psyche or within society as a collective taker of actions. This, and many other simplistic rationalizations that try to class people in such a way as to deny them benefits, are despicable and corrosive behaviors; direct affronts to liberty. For those of you familiar with my approach to life, you know that when something lands in that last category, I’m not going to take it lightly.

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