It’s my opinion that government has no business defining personal relationships between adults.
Here’s an example of a bureaucrat abusing his power to tell individual citizens how to live their lives. Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana Justice of the Peace, recently refused to give a marriage license to an interracial couple. His reason was the most cliche of all. “Think of the children!” Specifically the children that would be born out of an interracial marriage.
Why do we allow these people to have this power over us? We need to get rid of government sanctioned marriage. Let’s have a customizable domestic and financial contract between any pair or group of consenting adults instead. Leave marriage and who qualifies up to the churches and their respective religious beliefs.
Another piece of information about JP Keith Bardwell… apparently he was a Democrat until his 2008 election when he switched to Republican. I wonder what could have happened in November of 2008 that would make him abandon his political party?