Steven Greenhut: Let's Divorce Marriage from the Government


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If the government gives out stuff, it's reasonable to insist that it give it out in the most fair-minded basis, observes Steven Greenhut. So the Supreme Court's ruling this week against the Defense of Marriage Act makes sense on that count. But why is government involved in the marriage business at all? It's time to divorce marriage from the state.