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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 2:12 PM
Stacey On children they are not adults and can not give Informed consent. Children are protected because physically , mentally and legally they can not protect themselves. They can not sign a contract or buy alcohol or tobacco they are not adults. I would be happy if you wish to continue but because I am on an iPhone would request u post to top

NOTE: This is the fifth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fourth column is available here.

Many of us will recall the song from Sesame Street that begins, “One of these things is not like the other.” The song conveyed to viewers that not everything, or every relationship, is the same; we have different capabilities and purposes.

The government routinely sings this song as it recognizes and seeks to support certain relationships based on their uniqueness, their distinctive purpose, or their benefit to society.

One such relationship that is unlike...