Originally Posted by hyperskeptic
Indeed. I did not mean to imply that having children is the only reason to get married. I said only that it was one of the functions of the conventional model of marriage.
There are all sorts of reasons to get married. Let a thousand flowers bloom.
Did you think i was directing that statement at you? Do you ever say that to married people who don't want to have kids? I don't recall reading anything like that in your post.