Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Civil Unions: Kurtz says, "Right now, proponents treat the gay-marriage debate as a question of civil rights. But the real issue is what effect gay marriage will have on the institution of marriage itself." Well, no, actually. That's not the real issue. And Kurtz knows this, too. At least I hope he does, since the real issue is a very conservative one. The real issue is, "What business is it of the government?" The government should act as a repository of records on marriage, nothing more. I'm not in favor of a gay marriage law, I'm in favor of the government staying the hell out of the whole enchilada. Would you let the government have a say in the sex of your child (even, as in China, indirectly)? Why, then, do they deserve that say in the sex of your spouse?