Dr. Helen

Should the Government Get Out of Marriage Altogether?

I thinks so. Here is an interesting post by PJM’s Walter Hudson who had this to say:

The questions of who should get married to whom and under what circumstances need not be decided by “a liberal democracy,” but by individuals entering into unions and the communities with whom they freely associate. I don’t need an entire democracy to legitimize my relationship with my wife. Our relationship is ours, recognized by our God. All we require from others is the recognition of our rights as individuals, same as if we were single, same as if we were business partners. In the eyes of the law, all that should properly matter is our consent.

What do you you think? Should government get out of marriage altogether?