Sunday, June 26, 2011

Don't Legalize Gay Marriage Like New York: DE-Legalize Straight Marriage Instead

With the marriage issue back in the headlines after New York's historic move to legalize gay marriage, it's time for libertarians to share and discuss an even better solution to the gay marriage issue: privatizing marriage. Instead of calling for "marriage equality" in the public sphere, both sides of the debate should be agreeing that we should simply remove the private institution of marriage from the public sphere altogether.

I wrote a succinct op ed last year to explain and defend this libertarian solution, and I would appreciate it if you could read and pass it along. Stay up on your talking points for this issue, because it is likely to come up in conversation this week.

Here's the link to my piece:
Privatizing Marriage: a libertarian solution