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Category Archives: Marriage

Recognizing the obvious

Let’s start with something that should be quite obvious: Marriage is a union, to be sure, but it’s a union that should liberate, not incarcerate. Real love shouldn’t limit a person’s potential, it should expand it. Seth Adam Smith is at it again: I’m sure it may come as a shock to some people, but […]

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Respect must always be earned

If you haven’t yet heard of Matt Walsh, you must not have been on the Internet for long. Recently he wrote a post called "Your husband doesn’t have to earn your respect". And for about the first half of the article, he’s pretty spot on: But I’ve noticed that the corollary – a message about […]

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Lessons on marriage

It seems reasonable to say that most people who talk about marriage do so under a choice-supportive bias, saying all kinds of things in support of marriage and getting married simply because it sounds good, regardless of whether it is actually true. So it’s no surprise that someone would pen an entire article on the […]

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Marriage was redefined long ago

In all of this talk about gay marriage, one thing I think a lot of the anti gay-marriage side seem to keep forgetting is simply this: the moment the citizens of the various States allowed their State governments to require a license to be married, they lost all claim to the word marriage and any […]

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Playing the marriage name game

My wife and I got officially married a little over a year ago, taking the courthouse route to the official status. In that time, because we got married at the end of the year, at my suggestion my wife put off legally changing her name. This was in part due to the fact that tax […]

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Scalia get’s it right… mostly

Antonin Scalia is a Reagan appointee to the Supreme Court. He’s typically seen as a strict constitutionalist, which is true for the most part. And in recent statements I agree when Scalia says that many questions of Constitution conflicts are easy to answer – that is if you know and understand the Constitution. Here is […]

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It’s all about the children!

As I mentioned in a previous post, a common argument against same-sex marriage is that the State licenses marriages as part of their interest in promoting procreation among its citizens. It was an argument tried in the Federal case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. And as the argument goes, as same-sex couples cannot produce children (despite […]

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Would you support such a measure?

Quoting a news report: Revocation of all marriage licenses issued in Nebraska in cases where no children are born within two years, making exceptions for physical disabilities when properly certified by a physician, was proposed here today by City Health Commissioner A. S. Pinto. Dr. Pinto announced that the [sic] would support such a bill […]

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Get married, live longer?

Being someone who is not married – though I’ve been engaged for six years! – I see online a lot of articles discussing marriage. And there’s a good reason for this: the current trend in society today is away from marriage. Fewer people are getting married, and they are waiting longer to get married. So […]

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Divorcing over weight gain

Let’s take a break from talking about politics, religion, the Casey Anthony trial, and everything else to focus on a question about relationships. Let me ask you a question: what would cause you to leave your significant other or spouse? Now if you quickly rise up and shout "Nothing!", then you really need to really […]

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