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Gay Marriage: Classical Liberal vs Libertarian Part II

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  1. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok Would you support giving a gay couple exactly the same rights as a straight couple except that they cannot adopt children?
  2. sabhlok
    @PolvolterDnkymn No. Marriage is NOT a natural right. Liberty is. Marriage is an INSTITUTION of nature and society, and is inviolable. #fb
  3. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok So you would not allow gay couples to have a say in medical decisions (like straight couples) or similar tax benefits, inheritance?
  4. sabhlok
    @PolvolterDnkymn I’ve said they can CONTRACT whatever they want. But that is NOT marriage. They can’t rear children, nor call it marriage.
  5. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok Which is great! But what about state conferred benefits? Such as tax deductions? Welfare benefits payable to surviving spouse?
  6. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok Immigration benefits? There are some benefits straight couples get from the state which gay couples cannot, and can’t contract for
  7. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok The ideal (and libertarian) solution is that the state should not provide any such benefits at all to anybody gay or straight
  8. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok But until we can achieve that goal the least we (libs & libertarians) should aim for is equal treatment by the state
  9. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok I realise the objection many people have is calling a gay union as “marriage” since that carries a lot of religious baggage
  10. PolvolterDnkymn
    @sabhlok My solution is that the state should treat all couples, gay and straight as being in a “civil union” and remove “marriage” (1/2)

Written by Polevaulter Donkeyman

May 13, 2012 at 00:24

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