Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:13:10 PM
This is only depressing to those who have a very limited view of what marriage is or has been. Throughout most of history, and the world, marriage had more to do with property and political bonds than romantic love. The institution fell into further irrelevance with legal enfranchisement of women, the widespread use of birth control, and the invention of paternity tests. Love is just as strong within humanity as it has ever been. Whatever spiritual bonds of fidelity, and exaltation thereof, you choose for you and your lover(s) is entirely personal. The rest is just paperwork.