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June 25, 2011


I am all for eliminating the financial incentives which make being married an advantage. Then, marriage would simply be the ritualized gesture of any two human beings announcing their intention to restrict their intimacy to themselves only. Financial, insurance, and property rights are the only reason why persons of the same sex find it necessary to be legally married.

One of my sons is homosexual, but he lives with a female friend who is heterosexual. Admittedly, the financial incentives of marriage would not serve either of them, because their intimate lives could dictate a radical change in circumstances at any time.

I do not see universal acceptance of homosexuality ever occurring, as long as sexual reproduction is necessary for life to continue. There is a possibility that sexual preference will eventually become totally irrelevant, if developing technologies make the survival of the
species more a matter of an easy and voluntary choice.

But in the meantime (and there is certainly plenty of that) legalizing gay marriage is most definitely a step forward in human evolution.

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