This just in from the Prop 8 trial: The father of our country was sterile! That's right -- according to expert testimony on the history of marriage presented in federal court this morning, George Washington was unable to produce children. Professor Nancy Cott of Harvard testified that many of his contemporaries saw this is an advantage because without any sons, Washington couldn't establish a hereditary monarchy. The question went to the issue of whether marriage historically has been intended primarily to promote procreation. Tell that to Martha Washington!
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