RANT: Camile Paglia “government should get out of the marriage business”

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/12/10/hillary_mumbai/index.html

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By Camille Paglia

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I may be an atheist, but I respect religion and certainly find it far more philosophically expansive and culturally sustaining than the me-me-me sense of foot-stamping entitlement projected by too many gay activists in the unlamented past. My position has always been (as in “No Law in the Arena” in my 1994 book, “Vamps & Tramps”) that government should get out of the marriage business. Marriage is a religious concept that should be defined and administered only by churches. The government, a secular entity, must institute and guarantee civil unions, open to both straight and gay couples and conferring full legal rights and benefits. Liberal heterosexuals who profess support for gay rights should be urged to publicly shun marriage and join gays in the civil union movement.

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The gooferment has NO business at all in the marriage or civil unions business.

Prevent invasions, preserve the peace, ensure rights!

Period!

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