Maggie Gallagher: Keeping The Government Out Of The Government’s Business

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, August 5, 2010 2:09 EDT
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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.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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