Lawyers argue marriage too important to allow same-sex weddings

01/29/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Lawyers arguing on behalf of those who oppose marriage rights for same-sex couples told the Supreme Court in a brief last week that opposite-sex couples need marriage to limit out-of-wedlock, unplanned pregnancies -- a problem same-sex couples do not encounter. It is therefore reasonable to limit marriage rights to heterosexuals, the lawyers contended. Briefs from those who support marriage equality are expected to be filed next month.

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