ChuckintheOC Wrote:
Dec 13, 2012 7:16 PM
Canetoad, this is a debate about whether or not to expand the present societal institution to include gay couples, right? Therefore, if, as I've argued above, this institution exists at all, on the secular level, because of the societal benefit to raising responsible citizens for the next generation of society, then that is the issue for the heterosexual community as well as for the heterosexual community. The assumption is that when heterosexual couples have sex often enough and long enough, children will generally be the result, and the state assumes the couple having children will be responsible for raising them...thus the compensation in the tax code, along with a few other "perks"...