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    • Marriage Study Says Institution Favors Child Bearing, The Wealthy
      They instead propose that the primary purpose of marriage has shifted from the “production of household services” (in other words, the man is the breadwinner and the woman keeps house) to committing economically to jointly raising a child. As a result, they say, marriage is a more valuable option for couples who have the resources to heavily invest in what the researchers call “their children’s human capital.” Nothing like economics to take the romance out of tying the knot, huh?
    • The Conservative Split on the Meaning of Marriage - The Atlantic
      But over time, explaining why those families need to involve both a mom and a dad in purely secular terms has become more complicated. “It turns out, when you take God out of the equation, you have a great deal of difficult stating any very good secular reasons for denying same-sex couples the right to marry,” Graber said.

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