My point is the following:
1. Government have certain “norms”. Monogamy, large alimony, lifetime commitment, exclusivity, that’s encoded in marriage.
2. Government claim that they don’t force their norms. You can always choose not to get married.
3. However, government recognize marriage and treat it differently than many other relationship.
You can’t have it both way. If you don’t force others to embrace certain life style you must not treat different lifestyles differently. If you treat different lifestyles differently then you are pressuring/forcing.
That one is obvious. Yes I am aware of how democracy works. This is the one area where democracy deviate from libertarianism. The majority of voters of course want to prevent commercialization due to competitive nature of commercialized relationship.
In libertarian world, the will of majority means absolutely nothing. Even if the majority of the people want to favor Christian marriage, it should mean absolutely nothing to anyone. If the majority of the people want monogamy love based (rather than commerce based) relationship, it would still mean absolutely nothing.
I guess that’s the key of our different. I am a libertarian and you’re a democrat.
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