From John Ray's shorter notes
September 12, 2017
It is impossible for homosexuals to form a true marriage
They can at best impersonate a real marriage
In Australia we are currently having a nation-wide postal survey on Australian marriage law in order to determine whether the definition of marriage should be changed to include homosexual relationships. https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/
There is currently a lot of talk about same sex marriage being marriage equality. But is it? It will in fact always remain fundamentally different
As I see it, by nature, a man and woman are different not equal. Equality does not enter into it. And that difference brings a diversity of capacities to the marriage -- a diversity that a homosexual union cannot usually have. No doubt there are, for instance, some homosexual men who are good with children but homosexual men in general cannot give the near-guarantee of being good with children that a heterosexual woman can give. The diversity of the parties in a normal marriage gives the marriage as a whole a nearly double range of strengths and possibilities. What one partner cannot do the other might, making the partnership as a whole more versatile. Division of labour will be much more effecrtive.
And it is presumably specialization and division of labour that have caused men and women to evolve differently in the first place. A partnership that has far fewer possibilities for division of labour is flying in the face of evolution and can rarely if at all be as strong and effective.
Men and women are necessary to each other, and only in that sense are they equal to each other. A half plus the other half equals the whole. But a half plus the same half merely equals the same half.
A man and a woman are two halves that make a whole. A man and woman together become one, make life, become part of the ongoing flow of nature. A man and a man, and a woman and a woman, cannot do that without the assistance of the other sex, so their marriage is not equal to the marriage of a man and woman.
But it is no business of the government to ask what anybody does with their private bits. It is only when the Left asks government to describe something as what it is not that an issue arises. But in the great spirit of Anglo-Saxon compromise, there would seem to be no objection to issuing homosexual couples with a certificate naming them and headed: "Homosexual marriage certificate". That would make clear that the marriage is a special case and not a true marriage -- JR
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