Proposed new law in Colorado: You have to submit to hours of mandatory relationship and parental counseling before you can receive your marriage license.
The guy at the link doesn’t like the idea.
On the other hand, I am of a mind to endorse the idea and even wonder if it should be enacted in every state.
To put my reasons simply, if you are going to submit to the government the ability to “sanctify” or “approve” of your relationship with another person, then the government is going to set up some restrictions/qualifications.
Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t like to submit to just about anything involving any government, but most folks haven’t thought of the idea of a marriage license as actual “submission”. But it is high time they start.
This was and is my only problem with the state of the same-sex marriage debate. If the GLBT community would have approached it from the angle of actually “Getting government out of our relationships and bedrooms!” instead of “approve of my relationship and who I have sex with!”, they would have found a strong ally in both the large and small L Libertarian community. Instead, most of us pretty much just grabbed some popcorn and watched the special interest groups and political parties on both sides spark off.
When you make the tyranny blatant, people might actually see it. I hope that this is the angle that the backers of the bill are taking.