What Marriage Is-And What It Isn't

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					What Marriage Is-And What It Isn't
Robert P George
First Things; Aug/Sep 2009; 195; Docstoc
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Description: Arguments that true marriage is something other than or broader dian the union of two sexually complementary spouses necessarily suppose that the value of sex must be instrumental either to procreation or to pleasure, considered as an end in itself or as a means of expressing affection, tender feelings, etc. [...] critics of traditional norms of marriage and sexuality say that homosexual sex acts, for example, are indistinguishable from heterosexual acts whenever the motivation for such acts is something other dian procreation. [...] marriage is the kind of good dut can be chosen and meaningfully participated in only by people who have a sound basic understanding of it and choose it with that understanding in mind- yet people's ability to understand it at least implicidy, and thus to choose it depends crucially on institutions and cultural understandings that both transcend individual choice and are constituted by a vast number of individual choices.
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