Why do people continually bring this sort of thing up in gay marriage debates? The question is regarding the ability of consenting adults to makealegal contract together. Dogs can’t provide legal consent or sign contracts. The end.
“Homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years.” is taking statistics from the divorce rate among those couples who madeaconsidered and public decision to commit to their partnerships for the long term (and had the opportunity to do so) versus data on break ups of relationships in general among homosexuals. I’m sure that if statistics for heterosexual break ups from dating and informal cohabitation relationships were included (which is the implied data pool for the statistics on homosexual relationships) the ratio would be far more even between the two groups. All gay marriage activists are asking for is the right to succeed or fail in their relationships on the same terms as everyone else. Besides, if longevity of relationships is actually considered to bealegitimate factor in deciding who has the legal right to marry, I’m sure that if one combed through the statistics some subsets of the population could easily be identified as having significantly lower averages than others. Should their right to marry be revoked? If you don’t think so then this entire portion of your argument is spurious. (Not that the rest of it is any better.)