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Marriage Equality

Submitted by shawn on Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:04

In classical Greece and the Roman Empire, homosexuality was common, probably more common than it is today, but there is no indication that they ever thought of calling it 'marriage'. During the Middle Ages, homosexuality existed, but it was probably less prevalent than in late antiquity. Again, though it happened, it was never called marriage.

The wisest man I have ever known was Marie-Dominique Philippe. He said that, in centuries past, human nature was emphasized and individual/personal uniqueness was neglected. In the last century or two, however, individual/personal uniqueness has been emphasized and human nature has been denied. This is pertinent to the issue of same-sex marriage. From the point of view of human nature, same-sex marriage is wrong, because it does not lead to reproduction; it is artificial. Artificial is contrary to natural, but it is not synonymous with evil. Medicine is artificial; buildings are artificial; many of the good things in human life are artificial. From the point of view of human persons, same-sex marriage might be very good. Statistics indicate that married people are happier, on average, than single people. Therefore, it would seem probable that allowing homosexuals to marry each other would increase their happiness, which would be good for them.

What do y'all think?