Even polygamous societies serve to underline the sheer prevalence of the cross-cultural consensus on marriage: 1. Sexual exclusivity serves to strongly discourage the straying of affections and consequent household instability that polyamorous relationships could invite.
However, there are ways to grant or secure such rights without redefining marriage. In marriage, the complementarity of husband and wife is expressed clearly in the act of conjugal love, having children, and fathering and mothering — actions that call for the collaboration and unique gifts of husband and wife.
They have been confirmed by divine Revelation in Sacred Scripture. And while all of the candidates on the GOP side remain opposed to same-sex marriage, they have also tried to moderate their tone. Should society establish a separate institution for such couples or merely make legal provisions for them as private and bespoke contractual relationships?
That is how human beings and human societies flourish, after all. Jesus reiterates these teachings from Genesis, saying, "But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. The spousal love between husband and wife calls for a free, full, faithful, and fruitful gift of self to each other, including the gift of their bodies.
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Nor, more importantly, is there much of a cultural desire for it: the will of our society is running in very different directions. This is a basic injustice to men, women, and children. However, each of these marriages consists of one man and one woman.