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Actually, the first question--about how a SSM could be consummated--was very insightful. It actually went right to the heart of the matter that marriage is about the reconciliation of opposites and the complementarity of the sexes, which leads to the procreation of children. Marriage by its very definition and essence cannot occur between two persons of the same sex. And of course, at common law, a marriage unconsummated by natural coition was subject to annulment.

The fact that the question took Jonathan Rauch aback was also quite telling. Then he took umbridge, asking something to the effect whether all the questions were like that. He followed that up with a number of points, but he never really answered the question because a real answer is fatal to his point of view.