Some issues I take a stance on that may not be a pro or con. I am neither pro-choice nor pro-life in the abortion debate. It seems that debate is too complex to take a stance on either way. The religious right would say that I am pro-choice in my personal views and the far left would say that I am with the pro-life camp. I do however believe that it is not an issue for the federal government. That is my only official stance on the subject. I do not believe the Federal government can make those decisions for us. I am not writing about abortion however. I am focusing on homosexuality and marriage.
I am an extremely liberal individual at times. I am not speaking of liberal in the sense of the statist Democrat party verses the statist Republicans. I have liberal stances on many things. This however is not something that I feel belongs in the political arena. If one is liberal or conservative that is fine, it can be a person’s choice.
Homosexuality should not be a matter of legislation neither should marriage. The state should have any say in any marriage. This would mean no tax laws regarding marriage, no marriage license and no divorce by the state. Marriage should be between the two individuals. They for many the concept of marriage is a religious one. Some people feel church; God or Allah should be at the center of a marriage they should do this freely. Churches that have a stance on this should be free to follow their religion.
The government uses marriage as a way to find individuals who are not married and tax them more than other individuals. The state and insurance companies give benefits according to marriages. This can often lead to marriages for the sake of the benefits, which in turn leads to higher divorce rates. How does the state find a way to excuse regulation of our private relationships? If a man and a woman wish to have a romantic relationship and a commitment before their God how can a state justify regulation of this relationship? How does the state justify regulation between a man and a man or a woman and a woman?
I do not think this needs much more explanation. The state should have no say record or involvement with our relationships. Marriage should not be a political or legal concern.