What are your views on a single-parent household? Take a look at these stats: [link=http://peopleunitedforchildren.org/history/theneed.asp]Here[/link] [link=http://www.nlu.edu/kinesiology/417F03suicide.html]Here[/link] [link=http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/calltocommit/intro.html]Here[/link] These sites deal with children from single parent or fatherless homes, or those in foster care. The numbers may surprise you. Point is...so what. Your post is consistently irrelevant. Who cares how someone produces a child? What difference does it make? The problems facing gay couples face ANY couple that cannot bear children. Tell an inferitle couple to make a baby. They tell you for reasons beyond their control, they can't. Tell a gay or lesbian couple to do the same, and they tell they can't, because they do not want to. They would rather have sodomy than intercourse. Big difference. And before you ask, yes, couples who opt not have children should be allowed to marry. Why? They might change their mind, and if they do, they are actually capable of procreating within their contract!. A Same-sex couple who wants children must seek another male or female outside their "marriage." Since I know that you won't ban marriage for sterile couples, why would ban them for gays? I would never ban marriage for gays. I would ban the law from giving anyone (be they gay or straight or bisexual) who wants to enter in to a same-sex union the designation "marriage." It's COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT, it makes no sense to even consider it, you have already stated that it isn't a legal requirement for marriage, so why would it serve as a rhetorical argument to bar gays from marriage? That comment shows you're not reading my posts. You act as if procreation is my sole argument againt same-sex marriage. It's not. Not by a long shot.