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by acknowledging an underlying biological complementarity which includes, for many, the possibility of procreation

But why procreation? Or, rather, why procreation by coitic means, since procreation is eminently possible through other channels. Surely there are more important, worthier things to protect in law and culture, like love and respect and companionship. Things which don't harm the environment by clogging it up with yet more resource-guzzling people the planet can ill afford?

Yet this phrase amuses me. "underlying biological complementarity". What it means, I think, is that one party has a hole in the middle and the other party has a sticky-out bit (with both possessed of an equal number of additional holes and sticky-out bits in the form of nostrils, fingers and so forth). Which seems a very odd basis around which to construct one's social conventions to me, but then again I'm not an elderly addled bigot in a dress.

If we are playing at that game, though, then I think two men have much greater "underlying biological complementarity" than a man and a woman. After all, between them they have an equal number of holes and an equal number of sticky-out bits to put in those holes if so minded. Such a relationship is far more equal and complementary, because it gives rise to more potential hole / sticky-out-bit combinations and possesses a much greater symmetry in its construction, with both partners able to participate to the fullest in all ways. Furthermore, with both parties experiencing similar social, cultural, hormonal and phenoytpical conditions in their lives the psychological compatibility and mutual understanding is so much greater. How often do you hear men saying that they don't "get" how women think? Or women saying that men are a mystery to them? Men are from Mars, Women from Venus, as the books and songs tell us. Well same-sex relationships have none of that, both participants understand their own gender's psychology and biology intimately, making for a much closer bond.

So, you see, by the church's own logic same-sex marriage is much superior and should thus be fully endorsed in canon law and also the only form of marriage offered by the state from now on.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:46:50 UTC | #947061