When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could have...
Monogamy is a natural urge for heterosexuals due to their parental "instincts" in providing for their children. This bond surfaces and grows primarily once children are produced within the relationship. This is evidenced by the fact that childless couples are more likely to divorce. Homosexuals do not reproduce within their unions and historically have never been recognized for their monogamous habits. Your desire to have children may have had nothing to do with "benefitting society," however, society recognizes the value of married parents who produce and raise children and therefore rewards them for it.
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