Getting the State Out of Marriage


Suverans2's picture

Conjunctio mariti et faeminae est de jure naturae. The union of a man and a woman is of the law of nature.

Consensus non concubitus facit nuptiam. Consent, not lying together, constitutes marriage.

But you may be surprised to find out that your pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, and other such hypocrites[1], won't perform a marriage ceremony without a license from their true master[2], the god called State[3].

Once your wedding license is signed, you receive 1,049 rights and benefits from the federal government and up to 400 rights and duties from the state you live in.

Que sentit commodum, sentire debet et onus. He who derives a benefit from a thing, ought to feel the disadvantages [duties] attending it. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1433.

[1] Quick definitions from Macmillan (hypocrite) noun ▸a person who claims to have certain...beliefs but behaves in a way that shows they are not sincere

[2] "No man can serve two masters...", especially when those masters are enemies of each other.

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set [appoint] themselves [so much for the "Divine Right of Kings"], and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed

[3] ″…in modern society, with its religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity, it would be much harder for any single group to demand allegiance — except for the state, which remains the one universally accepted god.″ ~ Roderick T. Long, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Evan's picture


I don't always agree with you, but I must commend you for being exceptionally clear and thorough in your presentation.

Suverans2's picture

Thank you, Evan.

bensommer's picture

So simple - don't interferer w/people and their right to make contracts (boy/girl or gay unions) of any kind. Don't interfere with the religious right to get married. Done

Reinbolt's picture

Its not about rights.Tax breaks are given because strait people will make more tax payers.They dont want to invest into stock that will not grow,and call it a moral issue.