"Sex itself only exists in relation
to procreation. That's one of the reasons why I sometimes object--and
it's just a theoretical objection, but it's worth thinking about--to
the whole notion that one calls what people of the same sex do "sexual
relations." As a matter of fact, they have precisely turned their back
on sexual relations, in order to engage in acts of mutual pleasure that
have nothing whatsoever to do with sexuality."
"We have these two different understandings
of human sexuality: the hedonistic, self-indulgent understanding, the
self-interested one; and the one that has procreation at its heart,
and that is characterized by the need to acknowledge responsibility
and obligation. And just so no one will miss the point: the reason that
homosexuality epitomizes the [first] one is that homosexuals are not
haunted by the prospect or possibility of procreation--because they're
simply not capable of it. I think this is pretty obvious, isn't it?
And it was understood in human society at one point that if you're not
capable of procreation, marriage doesn't have anything to do with you,
because marriage is about procreation."