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    The only real way to "prove" you are fertile enough is to GET pregnant as a requirement for a marriage license.

    Institutionalized pre-marital knocking-up!

    Conservative hatred for gay marriage is strong enough that I am sure they'd back that idea before backing gay marriage.

    •  Already happening in a way (2+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye, irishwitch

      "But in fact this may be one of the stranger, more unexpected legacies of the pro-life movement that arose in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade: In conservative communities, the hardening of anti-abortion attitudes may have increased the acceptance of single-parent families. And by contrast, in less conservative communities, the willingness to accept abortion has helped create more stable families."

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