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  •  the author is technically correct (1+ / 0-)
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    that is the traditional function of marriage--and the control of said sexuality is relevant really for purpose of inheritance and kinship creation.  Ask an anthropologist.

    But all of this is interesting and all well and good when doing anthropological studies of ancient and/or primitive societies.

    It's utterly irrelevant today--which is why marriage itself is increasingly irrelevant.

    •  Marriage is (1+ / 0-)
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      extremely relevant in America for gaming the system.  It is a good way to hold health insurance, for example.  When one is not covered the other can pick it up.  It is easier for two to survive than one.

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