What Would It Take to Un-Marry You?

Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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  1. Tim Kowal says:

    I was curious to see where this was going before the technical difficulties ate the post. I happen to have the page with comments cached, so let me know if you’d like me to email it somewhere.

    Here were my answers, at any rate:

    1. Yes. The law facilitates the social institution, not the other way around.
    2. N/A. No plausible worldview supports a view of God that unmakes reality based on “technicalities.”
    3. No. Marriage is a social institution. It’s why you have witnesses and ringbearers and an officiant. If it didn’t matter what other people thought and said, no one would bother with ceremonies. Unless other people are around that recognize you as married, there’s no marriage. It’s a bit like paper currency. If all at once we happened to decide it’s worthless, it would be.Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    Aw, man. This thread was awesome, too.Report

  3. Cascadian says:

    For me, marriage is %100 percent personal. The social/legal aspects are something to be gamed.Report

  4. Still married in all three cases.Report