Tonight, I ran into a post by Feministe, entitled "I'm Never Getting Married". I agree with a great deal of it. Whenever I hear politicians argue that traditional marriage is "sacred institution", I have to pinch myself to remind myself that I'm not watching a satire.
Certain political blocks seem to think the idea of an old men trading their virgin daughters to strengthen business relationships is a "sacred institution". And then there is the other motive of kinky 19th century traditional marriage: making sure that a son gets some missionary-style child-bearing action, so the long, grand lineage of stupid, rich, white men can flourish and repeat the process!
Given these apparent breeding habits of rich conservatives (and their confused shills), its no surprise they consider traditional marriage to be "foundation of our civilization". We now have an answer for an age old question: