Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

The goal isn’t equality – it’s abolishing an institution, argues Stella Morabito.

Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called “marriage equality” is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage “unsustainable,” if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies.

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Because once the state no longer has to recognize your marriage and family, the state no longer has to respect the existence of your marriage and family.

Without civil marriage, the family can no longer exist autonomously and serve as a wall of separation between the individual and the state. This has huge implications for the survival of freedom of association.

The notion of marriage equality was never about marriage or about equality. It’s all about the wrapping paper. It’s been packaged as an end in itself, but it is principally just a means to a deeper end. It is the means by which marriage extinction – the true target — can be achieved. If marriage and family are permitted to exist autonomously, power can be de-centralized in society.  So the family has always been a thorn in the side of central planners and totalitarians. The connection between its abolition and the limitless growth of the state should be crystal clear. So anyone who has bought into this movement, or is tempted to do so, would want to step back and take a harder look.

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The hard push for marriage equality was never about marriage. Neither was it about equality. It’s a convenient vehicle to abolish civil marriage, whether to rid the world of paternalism, evade responsibility for children, “privatize” relationships, or whatever. Abolishing marriage strips the family of its autonomy by placing it much more directly under the regulating control of the state.

Once the state no longer has to recognize the marriage relationship and its presumption of privilege and privacy, we all become atomized individuals in the eyes of the state, officially strangers to one another. We lose the space – the buffer zone – that the institution of the natural, organic family previously gave us and that forced the state to keep its distance.

Just so. Those who propose abolishing civil marriage, should ponder – are we just a group of autonomous individuals, or are we a collectivity? I may strongly dislike the State getting involved in divorce processes, but is that reason enough? What of societal costs of no layer of protection against bureaucratic tyranny? The family is such a layer.

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3 thoughts on “Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

  1. Hi Will.
    The secular republic is going to fall over, and we will, if God blesses us, return to the monarchial republic of the glorious revolution, not a Dictatorship.

    If the state regulates that a kirk must marry against the clear law of God, the kirk will stop marrying within the rules of the state. For marriage predates the state, and the kirk, but was ordained from the beginning.

    If the latter happens (and in Canada it may) then you will discover that Cromwell was a piker. There are far bigger bastards. Locally, most of them are green.

    • Hey Chris,

      I do agree that if the State tries to force the church to marry whom ought not be married, the church should tell the State it has no business interfering. Hopefully, it won’t come to that, but indeed, it could…

      Cheers.

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