Tiger Woods and gay marriageSubmitted by michaelmalak on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 22:21
It's quite possible that eventually Elin Nordegren could go to prison for her attack on her husband, Tiger Woods.
That's backwards. Tiger Woods should be the one to go to prison -- for adultery (assuming the TMZ rumors are correct). In traditional moral thinking, fits of rage over adultery are somewhat excusable.
By placing the definition of marriage in the hands of the state, and entrusting it to enforce the "marriage contract", we have allowed the state to destroy the meaning of marriage far beyond what allowing gays to be married would do.
The state can retroactively redefine the marriage contract. The most affected, of course, were those who got married before the 1970, only to have the laws changed to allow unilateral divorce, whereby the abandoning spouse is rewarded monetarily. But even today, alimony and child support laws are tweaked, adultery and abortion notification laws changed -- all affecting the marriage contract and all retroactively modifying that marriage contract for already-married couples.
Evangelicals on their anti-gay-marriage tirade are missing the boat.
Now, as a social conservative, I also am opposed to gay marriage. But after seeing what the state has done to heterosexual marriage, I'm opposed to all state "licensed" marriage.