Anonymous asked:

Hey you're a libertarian right? I'm curious about your opinion on whether or not the government should be involved in marriage?

I agree with a lot of libertarian ideals but I am not a libertarian. I personally think it would be great if the government was not involved in marriage because the less the government is involved in our lives the better. However, in terms of marriage I do believe the government needs to be involved because:

  1. Keep records of marital status for paying taxes and keeping an archive of statistics.
  2. Helps establish what marriage is and who can get married, for example: keeping laws that do not allow family members to get married.
  3. Keeping government in marriage allows a legal contract between to partners who are getting married that creates an obligation to one another.