Step One: Marriage

Has anyone stopped to ask why government is involved with marriage at all, let alone trying to figure out how to define it? Marriage has been around a lot longer than the states or the federal government. So, how does it fall to 21st Century America to determine what it is once and for all?

The problem here is that governments were lazy, making the decision to use the word “marriage.” It is defined in state codes and applied to activities such as obtaining a license to achieve wedded bliss. If…

Want to finish this story? Become a member today!

You'll have access to:

  • All Ricochet articles, posts and podcasts.
  • The conversation amongst our members.
  • The opportunity share your Ricochet experiences.
Join Today!
Already a Member? Sign In