Originally Posted by chrysostom
so what do you think the purpose of marriage is?
Two people making a lifetime commitment to each other as per the marriage vows addressed 400 times prior. There's nothing in marriage that declares wedded couples have a mandatory requirement to produce children.
Therefore its purpose is not to protect any child that may
result from such a union.
Unless of course you know of such a vow that has 'to procreate' amidst 'for better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death us do part' etc...?