Ok, I’ll play.
I will not make ANY attempt to define what I think a woman is. There are too many landmines there. Besides, my closest friends are Ladies and I really don’t want to get in trouble. *grins* I will, on the other hand, make some comments about men.
A man is not a bully. A man is willing to be reasonable. A man does not repress people. A man recognizes that he doesn’t have exclusive right to “correctness”. A man is willing to have discourse with people that have differing views. A man accepts the idea that it is possible for him to be wrong. A man does not impose his views on others but, is willing to hold himself, only, to the standards he sets. A man does not deny rights to others while demanding them for himself. So, if you are going to say a marriage is between a man and a woman, make sure you are a man first.
Now, here’s my view. A marriage is between two people who love each other and are willing to make a legally binding lifetime commitment. Period.
Sorry, Z, not going to “throw you under the bus” in this post. You’ve been “overworked” lately and deserve a day off.