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January 1st, 2011

Happy New Year! Wishing you an abundance of blessings in 2011. We’re just a few weeks from welcoming our new baby into the world, so we certainly have a lot to look forward to in this new year. Mostly a lack of sleep, double diapers, and soon enough having two toddlers underfoot. So please pray that we can somehow retain our sanity in 2011. Should be fun trying!

Read on for Day 18 of 30 Days of Truth
My Queer Views on Gay Marriage

Allow me to begin by stating that what I think doesn’t matter. I’m not a homosexual and as such I’m largely unqualified to speak on this issue. But if you really want to know what I think, and since that’s what today’s prompt is asking me to cover, here’s the deal as far as I’m concerned:

Regarding marriage in general, I’m a fan. I’m even a subscriber. Even after trying and failing miserably on my first attempt. But to be honest, I don’t think marriage should require governmental involvement. As far as I’m concerned it’s a covenant between me, my spouse, and God based upon our spiritual beliefs. I don’t see any reason why a faith-based convention such as marriage should be regulated by the state, and the fact that they recognize our marriage means nothing to me. I believe the best solution is to take it out of the government’s hands entirely.

Let’s face it, marriage means vastly different things to different people. For some it’s a convenient financial arrangement. For others it’s believed to be a sacred lifelong or even eternal joining of two people. Yet for still others it’s something you do for a couple days when you’re drunk and bored in Las Vegas. And if you’re Tom Cruise it involves bribing someone to pretend you’re not a lunatic through the use of a maximum 9-year contract… And a blanket legal contract is what the government’s seal of marriage currently provides anyway.

The way I see it, if you want to change your last name to match someone else, there are other ways to accomplish that. If you’re worried about financial support for your joint children, the family courts are already very adept at handling that whether or not a marriage is involved. If you desire to provide a certain amount of financial incentive to encourage certain behavior, existing contract laws are more than adequate. If you’re worried about how your assets will be distributed after you pass away, you can build a trust any way you like. There are few if any tangible rights or privileges of marriage that could not be obtained by other legal means.

As you know, our courts are currently clogged with all manner of legal matters big and small. Family courts in many jurisdictions are backed up for months. With an average cost to taxpayers of $30,000 per divorce and an average of over 10 million divorces per year, we’re talking about over $30 BILLION dollars, and I don’t think we should be talking about adding to that mess but finding better low-cost legal alternatives and pulling the government out of involvement in our personal lives as much as possible.

Gee, can you tell I’m a Libertarian?

Entry Filed under: Carrie's Rants

4 Comments

  • 1. Shelly  |  January 1st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I couldnt agree with you more on this topic. I also can not wait to see your little princess make her debut.

  • 2. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  January 3rd, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Happy New Years to you guys!!!!

  • 3. beads  |  January 7th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    so lovely ,cute baby

  • 4. Chatty  |  January 9th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Happy New Year’s! Good things are coming your way! <3



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