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    they see it as self-defense against welfare payments to mothers with dependent children.

    That's the image they have in mind, doncha know?

    I've always seen marriage as history has seen it, a contractural relationship for the protection of property, specifically in the form of inheritance rights, which is why there has long been such a fuss about the concept of legitimate births and legitimate forms of procreation.

    Emotional support and sustenance is a late addition to the formula.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:11:40 AM PST

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