Washington is now one of many states that have been debating the "definition of marriage." There was recently a Washington supreme court ruling that marriage "is for procreation." In response to that ruling, gay rights activists have proposed a law that would require all married couples to have kids within three years of marriage, or it would be annulled. From the article:
"The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state could prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying because the state has a legitimate interest in preserving marriage for procreation."The proposal is obviously not expected to pass, but does well in communicating the fact that marriage is not for procreation. Marriage, as many would agree, is more likely to be a result of a loving relationship, not the necessity for having children. This law proposal shows the absurdity of the court's ruling.