Sherif Girgis, Robert George, Ryan T. Anderson, “What is Marriage?” (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy), Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 245-287, Winter 2010.
What is marriage? Consider two competing views: Conjugal View: Marriage is the union of a man and a woman who make a permanent and exclusive commitment to each other of the type that is naturally (inherently) fulfilled by bearing and rearing children together. The spouses seal (consummate) and renew their union by conjugal acts—acts that constitute the behavioral part of the process of reproduction… Read Full Text