Monday, November 3, 2008

Prop 8

Proposition 8 in California and other similar measures have garnered a lot of press. Like so many other things in politics, I think the question, "Yes or no on prop 8?" is misguided. I think a better questions are:
  • Why are the federal and state governments involved in marriage at all?
  • Isn't marriage a religious rite?
  • What about the separation of church and state?
I think it is time for the government to get out of our lives on this front. Stop allowing justices of the peace to act as clergy. Stop selling marriage licenses. View marriages as a civil contract when things go bad and assets need to be divided. And certainly don't tax us because we may or may not be married.

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