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To: Ge0ffrey
Wouldn’t the libertarian position be against the state recognizing any marriage?

I'm not libertarian but I think that may be the only way to win this. After all the first official government issued marriage licenses didn't appear till the 1850s in the Kansas territory. I'm only guessing but I suspect it only came about as a result of deal making over whether Kansas would be a slave or free state.
41 posted on 04/07/2013 2:08:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The actor Jeremy Irons says he’s a libertarian. He said in an interview that perhaps a man should be able to marry his son. That way the son’s inheritance would be assured, since our laws most favor the spouse. The interviewer said that would be incest, and therefore illegal — to which Irons responded no it wouldn’t, since the idea behind incest laws is to prevent deformed offspring, and since males can’t produce offspring that isn’t a factor. He said lawyers will enjoy years and years of litigation as marriage continues to be redefined and expanded.


48 posted on 04/07/2013 2:33:28 PM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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