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Get Government Out of Marriage?

I read a lot of people on right-of-center political blogs say they want to “get government out of marriage altogether!” Okay, well, let’s say we did that.  Not only no government benefits for married couples, but also no government protection for divorce.   From now on, if a man or woman wants to leave their spouse (and kids?) in a lurch, that’s it.   No child support, no alimony, nothing.

Do people honestly think this would be a good thing for society?  Something that would improve society?

In other words, what these people are advocating is to have all relationships to be seen as equal in the eyes of the government.  Single, married, co-habitating, polygamous, polyamorous, same-sex, multiple children from multiple partners, etc… all would be seen as equal in the eyes of the government.

Is this truly what people want in American society?  They see absolutely nothing wrong with this?

You know, the argument these people most often use as justification for their stance is “look at how things are currently… 50% of marriages end in divorce.  Obviously the institution of marriage is not working and may as well be ended”.  Okay, well, look at how things are currently in this nation.  There are many who believe our representative Republic style of government has failed, since people have corrupted the system.  There are many who believe capitalism has failed, since people have corrupted the system.  Should we end those institutions as well?

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December 17, 2009 , 12:58PM - Posted by | GLBT Movement, Homosexual Movement, Marriage

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