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California Prop 8: Gay Marriage

This gay marriage topic has been a big issue in California as of late, as well as many other states with similar propositions the past election, and I’ve felt the need to discuss a solution that would put this issue to rest.  To solve this “problem” (for lack of a better word), I think we need to realize that it’s not an issue that should be dealt with by government; it’s an issue with religion and the church.  Since our government was founded on the principle of the separation of church and state (regardless of how many Religious Right try to meld the two together), we need to therefore take the issue of marriage OUT of the government.  The government should just honor civil unions and give the freedom for any couple to have tax breaks and visitation rights in the hospital.

In addition, the whole practice of “marriage licenses” is an anachronistic and authoritarian policy.  It was used in the early part of the twentieth century as a means to prohibit whites from marrying blacks, mulattos, Japanese, Chinese, Native Americans, Mongolians, Malays or Filipinos.  We’ve progressed a lot these days haven’t we?  Now instead of prohibiting people from marrying people of different races, we prohibit people from marrying the same sex.

As a libertarian, I’m very much against the principle of giving the government power to prohibit just about anything, and enforcing certain lifestyles is completely immoral, tyrannical, and unjustified.  Therefore, the practice of giving people the “privilege” to marriage is completely out of place for a government, and should be left in the hands of other institutions such as churches.  Therefore, if marriage licenses were dropped by the government, do you think this whole gay marriage debate would even be a debate anymore?  It wouldn’t.  It would be a political non-issue as it should be.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_licence

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