Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Abolishing Marriage

Via Towleroad) Overall this probably distracts from attempts to get Prop 8 repealed, as people are not going to vote to end marriage for all. Still, it's an idea I think we can all agree with: Getting the state out of the marriage business:

Meanwhile, two heterosexual Southern California college students – Ali Shams and Kaelan Housewright – want to take the state out of the marriage business.

Their proposed measure calls for the term "marriage" to be removed from state laws and replaced with "domestic partnerships."

Shams maintains the measure would provide equality to all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, while preserving marriage as a religious and social ceremony.

"This is a compromise," Shams said. "It says 'Get rid of marriage as a state institution. Make it a religious institution, keep politics out of it and stop the fighting.'"