The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Canada legalizes gay marriage, Alberta Premier threatens to end licensing

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The Canadian legislature passed a law legalizing gay marriage yesterday. In response, Alberta's conservative premier Ralph Kline says that the province may become the first to get out of the business of issuing marriage licenses and instead return to enforcing civil law, leaving marrying people solely to the various churches. This is the policy that I have called for for a long time. If government will simply get out of the business of treating people preferentially based on their marital status, then the gay marriage debate would go away. The state could adjudicate contractual disputes rising from civil unions and each church could choose to marry whoever they choose based on their doctrine. The Freeman's Burden applauds Ralph Kline and encourages everyone to contact their representative and tell them to get government out of marriage! Read the story here.


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