Interesting argument for the government recognizing same-sex marriage


Following the Supreme Court’s momentous ruling on government recognition of same-sex marriage this past Friday, Libertarianism.org offered an interesting line of reasoning from Jason Kuznicki of the Cato Institute.
 

 
At core, this argument should be interesting to conservative Christians as well as gays and lesbians — and everyone else — because it understands the issue of government recognition of a marriage in terms of the marriage’s fundamental nature, and that fundamental nature is the commitment between two people, not state or ecclesiastical sanction.

It’s also interesting to ask what, exactly, state or ecclesiastical sanction has contributed to the sanctity of marriage, now that the U.S. has arrived at a 50-percent divorce rate.

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