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In the book "Nudge" (Thaler & Sunstein) it was proposed that marriage become privatized to protect both religious and individual freedoms for everyone. This would mean that the word marriage would not be a legal term in any laws as there is no possible way to separate church from the word marriage.
Laws would allow for civil unions in order to allow all people in committed relationships legal and financial rights. If they then also wanted to be married, they could choose to do so in their own church or private ceremonies. If a church decided not to marry a couple because one of them was not of that religion, or the right gender, then they could do so.
They made many interesting points on how this could protect more people (including children and the more vulnerable partners) and allow for more options and choices for everyone.
It sounds like a logical and reasonable compromise, too bad that this will never happen as those two qualities are not attributable to politics.
posted 2 years, 5 months ago
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