Get Government Out Of Marriage!
The Supreme Court is in the second day of hearings on gay marriage. There are some people, even conservatives, who say that gay marriage is imminent.
I've been saying this for 16 years: WE NEED TO GET GOVERNMENT OUT OF MARRIAGE!
There is no reason for the government to regulate the most intimate relationship you have in your life. There is no reason for a citizen to have to ask the government for permission to get married.
Think about it this way; in almost any other relationship you have, you don't have to ask the government's permission to get into that relationship. People like your doctor, your accountant, and your mechanic. And you don't have to ask the government's permission to get out.
But with marriage, the government says you must ask us for permission, and we will grant it...if we decide that you meet the criteria. And if you want a divorce, you, again, have to ask for the government's permission.
Why would freedom and liberty loving Americans give up that freedom? Remember, this is not something granted by the government.
Marriage is an individual right, and if you let the government tell you when you can do it, how you can do it, and when you can get out of it...then you have given up a big part of your personal liberty on the most personal relationship you can possibly have.