Unformatted text preview: violated it falls apart. Rauch argues against it saying it is untenable in its extreme form and unhelpful n its milder version. Its extreme version would argue against freeing slaves. 4. The antigay view is the child-centered view. The problem with this view is that gay couples can have children through adoption or artificial insemination. Another problem is sterile couples. 5. Marriage is meant to tame men and keep them out of trouble. Marriage is societys first line of support for the troubled individual. Married people have someone to look after them. One of the benefits of publicly recognized marriage is that it binds couples together in the eyes of society. 6. Divorces should be hard to get, sine it is bad for children. But, it also sends the message that marriage can be a casual affair. If it is good for society to have people attached then it is not enough to just make marriage available....
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- Spring '07
- Jonathan Rauch, sensible secular doctrine, publicly recognized marriage