Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy & the Future of Marriage

by Stephen Macedo,
The Huffington Post, August 13, 2015

During the litigation over the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the relationship between one man and one woman, Attorney Charles Cooper maintained that the legislation "furthered the state's interest in procreation." Noting that he had recently performed a marriage between a ninety-five year old man and an eighty-three year old woman, Judge Vaughn Walker indicated that he hadn't demanded that the couple promise to have children. In any event, Vaughn asked, how did permitting same-sex marriage impair or adversely affect the state's interest. "Your honor," Cooper replied, "my answer is: I don't know. I don't know."

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