Procreation is not an important state interest. We are not lacking in the number of individuals in this country, it is inherent in humans to wish to procreate so such will happen without government involvement, there is no important state interest in pushing for procreation.
There could be important state interest in providing stable family situations for children, however to say that it would have to apply for ALL children. A Same Sex Couple is a more stable environment for a child than living in a foster home, or than living with a single parent, and there is legitimate evidence out there to suggest its as stable as a heterosexual couple.
Don't have to, you've not shown in any way information that leads me to believe there is an "important" state interest in the state rewarding procreation specifically, nor have you in any way countered the notion that there are a MULTITUDE of ways individuals can still get married now in which one can presume they will not procreate. All you state is "thats an exception". That's not disproving, that's copping out.Enough said. Look, Zyphlin, you can't get around this. There is no way to argue that the homosexual coupling offers the same, or equal intrinsic value to society. It simply does not exist.