It'll make me want to divorce my partner
Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry
1 a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage> b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
2: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected ; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3: an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>
Okay, riddle me this: what is the purpose of a marriage?
I'll give you a hint: it relates to society as a whole on a micro level.
I'm rather curious as to what your occupation is at this point.
You do realize that's how things are?
And, in that you want to restrict it (action) as opposed to tolerate it (inaction), the burden of proof is on you.
I take it you're used to people assuming they're wrong when they argue with you.
I wish no one brought racial issues into this.
You haven't answered half of my questions, M-. Giving in?