I've argued all along in this thread that marriage, as an institution, served as a vehicle to promote the procreation and rearing of children (sorta important if you actually want your culture/society to actually continue existng). It also has the advantages of retarding std's (for those of us silly enough to think of monogamy as a good thing) and women who are married suffer less abuse than then cohabitating women.
According to the liberals on this thread I'm all wrong. Marriage actually only serves two valid purposes; as a vehicle for the acceptance of gays in society (something that already exists for all practicle purposes) and for the sake of the lawyers. Remarkable.
And people think america is a seriously divided country.