A sad state of affairs

Dave Killion — October 12, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought this was interesting, although I’m not perfectly clear on what the point is meant to be, if anything. Maybe it’s meant to show the US has more ignorant hillbillies than urban sophisticates, but then why are liberal bastions like California and the New England states more likely to permit first cousins to marry than gays? Another thing I noticed is the use of the word ‘allow’, which I don’t think is very accurate. ‘Recognize’ would be better.

The greater tragedy is not that there are states that recognize/allow some marriages and not others, but that the state plays any role at all in the personal relations of free people.

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