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Three Views on Same Sex Marriage

Seth32 Wrote: May 22, 2012 2:43 AM
Okay Mike, I have a question for you. I am a conservative with strong libertarian leanings (or maybe, transitioning into a libertarian). My view on marriage is still very conservative, but I am trying to understand the libertarian position on it. I think I agree with the view that the government shouldn't have a hand in marriages at all as they are a matter of religion, but that view seems to open the door to other perspectives on marriage and sexuality. So how is that different from your description of the libertarian position? If marriage is completely tossed aside by the government and given over to religious institutions to conduct, then the issue of whether gay "marriage" should be legalized or not disappears.
wmou Wrote: May 22, 2012 7:51 AM
That's the solution, but there is not much to gain politically by solving the issue.
Both major parties want the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage.
We all should be Free to define marriage for ourselves and the govt should stick to civil contracts. And those contracts should be available to any two consenting adults and the govt should not concern itself if the couple has sex with each other or not.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 22, 2012 10:38 AM

Who told you "both major parties" want the federal gov't to dictate anything about marriage? That's not common knowledge, is it?

A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. To call it a religious debate is to miss the point entirely. Your stance on same sex marriage should vary depending on whether you consider yourself to be a conservative, a liberal,...