In his 2011 column, “The Gay Marriage Debate,” Stossel wrote,
As a libertarian, I think all consenting adults who want to commit to a life partner ought to be treated the same way… If they redefine marriage to include gays, that doesn't diminish my marriage. And if kids are taught that gay marriage is OK, so what?... I don't care if there are three fathers and six mothers. If it’s a stable relationship and the kids are connected with their parents, that's great… Sorry, but I still don’t see what divorce and unwed motherhood have to do with gay marriage.
Additionally, in 2015, on Facebook, Stossel said, “I happen to believe gay marriage is just fine, and I’ll happily join the wedding.” Of course, as his interaction with Dr. Ferrell and his teaching on children and parenting should have taught him, same-sex “marriage” is not “fine.” Among other immoral things like divorce and unwed motherhood, same-sex “marriage” results in this: in every sad situation, a helpless child is robbed of a parent. And as Dr. Ferrell -- and countless others -- well demonstrates, children who lose out on being raised by a mother and a father suffer.
Despite of the mountain of evidence -- including the Bible! -- that reveals children need a mother and father, I can find no instance where Mr. Stossel has been critical of same-sex “marriage.” Likewise -- and even more disturbing given his decades of writing and research on matters concerning children -- I can find no instance where Dr. Ferrell has been critical of the perverse LGBT agenda on marriage.
I think both of them are kind of ambivalent on the matter.
This is not what I ever understood about libertarian views on marriage. The only thing I ever heard is that government has no business in the marriage business. There is no actual mandate for government certifying marriage. Gay marriage should never have been “legalized” because no marriage should have been legalized. Marriage started as a religious institution. That should never have been appropriated by the secular sphere.