Let's Restrict the Definition of Marriage for Straights

Written by Jean Fritz

The debate du jour acrossrepparttar country is whether to legitimatize homosexual unions withrepparttar 105746 title of “marriage.” The primary argument against this move is that doing so dilutesrepparttar 105747 meaning of marriage and diminishesrepparttar 105748 family, which is one ofrepparttar 105749 cornerstones of civilization. I happen to agree with this perspective. However, there are heterosexual couplings that also fit that template. Perhaps we should also restrictrepparttar 105750 definition of “marriage” for heterosexuals as well.

The most visible – and applauded – “marriage” illustrating this wasrepparttar 105751 seven-hour liaison between Britney Spears and her fifteen-minutes-of-fame significant other. Legally, this was a marriage, but what went into it? About fifty bucks and a lot of alcohol. Evenrepparttar 105752 most hardline conservative can’t say that this “marriage” did anything to enhancerepparttar 105753 strength ofrepparttar 105754 family.

A second illustration is Britney’s current pairing. Minutes afterrepparttar 105755 annulment of her first folly, dear Britney hooked up with a guy whose claim to fame is fathering two out-of-wedlock children with a shack-up honey. These children now look forward torepparttar 105756 joyful experience of being knapsack kids, shuttling back and forth between households on a regular basis, hoping that bio-mom, bio-dad or stepmother Britney is willing to pullrepparttar 105757 plug temporarily on their all-important “career” and pay attention to them. Boy, this marriage really did a lot to promote family values, didn’t it?


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