Libertarians and Gay Marriage

Dispatches highly recommends the following by Gary Bauer:

Believing that government has no right to restrict citizens’ freedom to marry the mate of their choice, and holding that freedom is enhanced when the institution is made available to more people, some libertarians support same-sex marriage.

And at first glance, such a position might appear to correspond with the Libertarian Party’s motto: “Minimum government, Maximum Freedom.”


But as numerous recent events reveal, the forces behind same-sex marriage have little interest in minimizing government or maximizing freedom…

Unfortunately, the radical redefinition of marriage threatens freedoms beyond marriage. The gay marriage movement has succeeded in erasing the freedom many Americans have to voice their support for traditional marriage.

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