Michigan A.G. Says Any Marriage That Doesn't Produce Children Naturally Is Harmful To Society
Though he intended to swipe at loving same-sex couples in his state, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette also managed to disparage loving straight couples who can't have or don't want children, as well as older couples who tie the knot later in life. According to Schuette, marriage is solely about procreation. Anything else is harmful to society. It's a tired and academically inaccurate claim, but surely hurts any Michigan couple that can't produce children naturally all the same.
As lawsuits against Michigan's ban on marriage equality wind their way up the courts and find themselves in front of Schuette, his arguments have become increasingly offensive. His latest insists that the law is in place to “regulate sexual relations between man and woman so that the unique procreative capacity of such relationships benefits rather than harms society.”
"It was commonly understood that the institution of marriage owed its very existence to society’s vital interest in responsibility to procreation and child bearing" before the historic SCOTUS ruling from earlier this year.
I can't with this guy.