Maggie Gallagher: Keeping The Government Out Of The Government’s Business
Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage raises a great point about today’s Prop 8 ruling.
By the way, “a great point” is the new street lingo for “a point so appallingly dumb I’m going to go stand in traffic right now”:
Those in power will call it tolerance, they will call it pluralism, but in truth same-sex marriage is a government takeover of an institution the government did not make, cannot in justice redefine, and ought to respect and protect as essential to the common good.
Oh, Mags. I always hate it when the government stages a takeover of things that it already runs. It just makes you wish for the good old days when the government simply issued marriage certificates binding people to a defined set of legal obligations enforceable by local and state law.