Marriage is no longer what it once was: A social more protect by law intended to channel the energy and sexual drive of men and women into a stable family where children can be loved and raised.
With same-sex “marriage” and the rise of illegitimacy, sexual reproduction has been severed in society from love or raising children, respectively. Now, a court ruling means that raising children now has nothing to do with sexuality or love: “In a first of its kind ruling in New York, a Manhattan judge has given a couple who’re just friends the green light to become legal co-parents to an adopted girl.”
Getting a child to raise now has nothing to do with love between the “co-parents” or even anything to do with sex. Similarly, “marriage” isn’t about sexual reproduction since it is biologically impossible for two people of the same sex to have a child between them, nor is it tied into child-raising for that reason. Sex, then, becomes purely about pleasure and an emotional drug, with marriage being delayed or abandoned, and contraceptives/abortion allowing people to have sex without consequences.
These things were once tied into marriage, and the institution stabilized all three of those factors into a social good that benefited all. They are now rent asunder.
‘Tis a brave new world that we face. We are truly living in the proverbial “interesting times.”
A little sundering mood music: