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* 1. Would you agree that procreation defines the essential purpose of marriage for the Roman Catholic Church?

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* 2. If procreation defines the essential purpose of marriage for the Roman Catholic Church, does that mean there is nothing beyond procreation that is significant and must also be a part of marriage?

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* 3. In keeping with the argument of unity as the purpose of marriage, as the ultimate, defining purpose, then shouldn’t society allow polygamy?

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* 4. Does saying that unity is the essence of marriage argue against the church’s historical position that marriage must be between one man and one woman?

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* 5. As far as moral matters are concerned, is the Bible our only standard for faith and practice?

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* 6. Is unity the essential and primary goal of marriage for Protestants?

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* 7. In Protestantism, is unity a sufficient reason for marriage? In other words, as long as any two people are striving for unity, is that all that should be required of them to justify their marriage?

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* 8. Society does benefit in many additional ways when people live together in long-term committed relationships. Does this benefit to society require that in all cases any people striving for unity should be allowed to marry each other?

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* 9. Is Professor Brownson’s section on unity as the purpose of marriage a valid reason the church should accept same-sex marriages?

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