Government Should Get Out of the Marriage BusinessSubmitted by jruss133 on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:12
There has been continued talk over same sex marriage that has sparked debate from both sides of the aisle. One side insists that marriage is an institution that must be protected by the government, while the other believes that same sex couples must be given the same rights as married couples. Yet by their actions, both sides agree on one thing: government must define marriage.
Both sides have put so much trust in government that they have forgotten the history of marriage licenses. It was not always the case that couples had to have marriage licenses. George and Martha Washington never had a marriage license, and most Americans didn’t need them until the mid-1800s.