“I also think that two opposite sexes are needed for mating, and that marriage is a mating ritual used to establish chastity hence paternity,”
Yep. I remember when we were first married and my wife went into a coma, i couldn’t have her medical proxy because she didn’t have any kids, yet.
And for my first car, she couldn’t cosign the loan for the same reason. No kids, no paternity. Luckily, by the time i was transferred back to sea duty, we had the first kid, so when i tried to give her power of attorney while i was deployed, they were glad to verify her DNA matched the kid’s, and his matched mine, so the marriage was valid.
After that, any time we’ve gone to a bank, hospital, DMV, registering kids for school or picking them up at daycare, getting insurance, getting a security clearance, whatever, we only have to produce the three vials of blood to prove our marriage has served the purpose ofproducing offspring.
A LITTLE heartache with the Catholic church, at their hospitals we had to also show that he’d been baptized.
But all in all, yes, you’ve got it. Marriage is for the transfer or estates vertically to children that can be proven to not be bastards. Yep. No other purpose or use. No one provides special legal status or shortcuts to ‘married spouse’ without regard to ‘paternity.’
Oh, wait, no. You’re wrong. This isn’t logical. Pure bigotry and not a little ignorance.