One time I presented a thought experiment to many male co-workers. The question was:
If you had to marry another guy who would it be?
Most of the intelligent guys I worked with wanted to know where I was going with it so they turned the question around on me. I'm okay with that...after all it was my experiment. Here is how I answered:
Without question I would marry my buddy Eric. We've never been in a fight. I respect him quite a bit. He's funny and we have a great deal in common. I would marry him.
After they heard me answer they began listing different guys they would marry. I'll never forget my boss at the time who said he couldn't make up his mind which two guys he wanted to marry so he asked if he could marry them both. In my experiment I allowed that he could not only marry a guy, but two guys if he wanted. He seemed relieved.
One guy in my department though struggled greatly with the experiment and finally said that he knew of no guy that he'd want to marry because he'd want to have a guy that looked like a girl. When he said this everyone went quiet...and then wisely a colleague named Jason stated the obvious: "Uh, dude...they'd still be a guy."
So I'm presenting this thought experiment to you:
If you had to marry a person of the same sex (by "had to" I mean that in my experiment conditions exist where there is no choice) or if you had to marry a pet...who or what would it be and why?