- Government should exit the marriage business.
- Private contracts for raising children, for the division of property, inheritance, and other purposes should be available as components to a bundled contract open to all couples.
- Opposite-sex and same-sex couples would have the same opportunities and be treated equivalently.
- Government would still define the default rules of a contract.
17 August 2010
Miron: Government Needs to Divorce the Marriage Business
Jeffrey A. Miron, a senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, has made an argument similar to the one I have been making for about 5 years on the issue of gay marriage and the role of government in marriages. To summarize his argument: