Ron Paul: Government Should 'Butt Out' Of Gay Marriage

  • metta

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    Nov 29, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Ron Paul: Government Should 'Butt Out' Of Gay Marriage

    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=10191&MediaType=1&Category=26
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:02 AM GMT
    I have always wished marriage could be privatized. It would start to solve a lot of problems we currently have with the marriage institution as it is now. Churches wouldn't have to marry people they don't "approve of". Instead, people could establish contracts with each other laying down the terms and conditions. It would get them to discuss certain issues (finances, children, property, other arrangements) right away that many tend to delay or avoid. You might as well know what you're getting yourself into beforehand, no? Any deviation from the agreement is subject to legal action (i.e. separation, divorce, or whatever else the parties decide to do). The government would just have to uphold the law regarding the contracts.

    Sadly we don't have this option, so until then, it's important to fight for marriage equality. If the government can't get their noses out of the bedroom, they might as well make it fair for all its citizens.
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    Nov 29, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    pocketnico said, "Churches wouldn't have to marry people they don't "approve of"."

    They already don't have to. They can refuse anyone not of their doctrine. In Canada and in NYC and in many other places no church is required to marry two people of the same sex. Government employees (marriage commissioners and JPs for example) do.

    "Instead, people could establish contracts with each other laying down the terms and conditions."

    That's called a pre-nup. Lots of people already make them.

    "The government would just have to uphold the law regarding the contracts."

    Currently the gov't is upholding the contract of a marriage license. If the churches had control of it, atheists would not be able to marry, inter-faith marriages would not be able to happen etc.


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    Nov 29, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    Go Ron Paul!