Why Libertarians Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
by Maggie Gallagher
Ron Paul, the de facto head of the libertarian wing of the GOP, has argued it is a state’s right to define marriage as it chooses. Here’s the case for why states should choose to support the traditional understanding of marriage and repeal same-sex marriage. Read more.
The Limited Government/Libertarian Case for Man Woman Marriage
by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D
What does it mean to be free, with respect to marriage and family? How does the definition of marriage affect the size and scope of the state? This Backgrounder is designed to help advocates of limited government think through the issues presented by the question of the definition of marriage.
- The Limited Government/Libertarian Case for Man Woman Marriage, Executive Summary for New Hampshire
- The Limited Government/Libertarian Case for Man Woman Marriage
In 2009, liberal Democrats sent Governor Lynch a bill radically redefining marriage. Ron Paul says he would have vetoed a bill like that. Lynch signed it into law. None of the legislators who voted for gay marriage campaigned on it. Yet many accepted large campaign contributions from gay marriage activists and then voted to redefine marriage.