The Natural Function of Marriage

Natural functions and marriage

Over at Maggie Gallagher has been dealing with one of the standard arguments for "gay marriage", that there can't be an essential connection between marriage and procreation because after all 70-year-old women are allowed to marry even though they can't have babies. Miss Gallagher handles the question very well, but there's a lurking point worth bringing out.

This was a hot topic in a previous debate in my comments. Jim Kalb at Turnabout answers this common argument.