Argument: Gays cannot recklessly procreate as straights can

Issue Report: Gay marriage


A New York Court ruled in 2006 presented what is known as the “reckless procreation” rationale in favor of gay marriage. “Heterosexual intercourse,” the plurality opinion stated, “has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not.” Gays become parents, the opinion argued, in a number of ways, including adoption and artificial insemination, “but they do not become parents as a result of accident or impulse.”[1] In other words, the non-procreative nature of homosexuals is as much a blessing as it might be seen a curse.