The Problem With Marriage

Rob Jackman

By Rob JackmanThe Daily Northwestern

Gay marriage is a topic that has fallen out of the American public eye for the time being. In the lead-up to the 2004 election, the Defense of Marriage Amendment brought the issue to the political fore, only to be quickly swept aside by other matters. As of today, it remains unresolved. Here’s a suggestion to solve it: Get the government out of the marriage business altogether.

The gay rights movement has changed its demands in recent years. No longer is it enough for the American public to tolerate homosexual behavior, but that same behavior must be accepted. Any idea that men and women complement one another or that each sex keeps the other’s excesses in check is derided as antiquated and bigoted. Sexual morality has changed or is considered pass