A Word On Same-Sex Marriage
This post may be somewhat controversial. That’s all the disclaimer you get.
As a Libertarian and a social conservative, I support same-sex marriage. Bet you didn’t see that coming. Let me explain that.
To begin with, I don’t believe anybody’s marriage is the government’s business. I don’t believe that government, at any level, has any business giving special perks to married people, regardless of the composition of the couple. Straight, gay, interracial, Martian, whatever. I don’t believe that married people should get government-sanctioned perks that single people don’t get.
But since they do, the socially conservative fall-back position — for me, anyway — is that the government shouldn’t get to say who can get married and who can’t.
It shouldn’t be any of their business, nor anybody else’s business.
The only time any governmental body, at any level, should have anything to say about any marriage is where there is clearly a non-consensual element. That isn’t happening with gay marriages, so it should be nobody’s business but the couple’s.
There you have it.