Shikha Dalmia on Libertarianism and the Next Round of Culture Wars

Both sides will use and abuse libertarian remedies.


In the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, both conservatives and progressives are hijacking libertarian

Gay Wedding
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solutions to beat each other up, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia.

Progressives want to scrap tax exemptions for religious nonprofits and states like Mississippi and Texas—egged on by Rand Paul—want to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether.

These are good means, Dalmia writes, but terrible ends that libertarians should resent and resist.