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De-Legalizing Marriage?

Social conservatives have long lamented the "marriage tax" imposed by the IRS that rewards "couples" for staying single by giving them a higher deductible than married couples, essentially penalizing the couple for tying the knot. But now, Fox reports,

A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups are calling for marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution of benefits more fair for people who aren’t married, including gay couples.

The cynical side of me has often wondered if much of what lies behind the gay marriage movement isn’t just... money. There, I said it.

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The real question is whether or not the commonwealth has a stake in the institution of marriage (as it is currently naturally structured in order to support procreation) that warrants special treatment of it by the State.

Perhaps the best answer is the fast approaching date when the Social Security System will no longer remain solvent, as the number of new payors is too small to support those who are receiving benefits. While longivity impacts this equation, the real problem is decline of the family and the birth rate. I see euthanasia, like in Holland, as being the only remaining solution. However, the terminal illness will be defined as "old age".

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