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  •  State defined marriage is hardly libertarian. (4+ / 0-)

    The right of any consenting individuals to contract as they see fit is a principle generally recognized by libertarians.

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    by ben masel on Sat Jul 26, 2008 at 06:35:55 PM PDT

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    •  That may be true (0+ / 0-)

      But it's certainly not in any libertarian that I've known.

      The vote is "Basic Democracy #1". YOU must preserve it. -edscan

      by BoiseBlue on Sat Jul 26, 2008 at 06:41:54 PM PDT

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      •  Wisconsin's LP convention voted unanimously (3+ / 0-)
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        to oppose the silly marriage Amendment on the ballot here in '06. 99 to 0.

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        by ben masel on Sat Jul 26, 2008 at 06:50:56 PM PDT

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      •  Are most of the libertarians you know in Idaho? (2+ / 0-)
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        Because there are some westerners who I would describe as anti-state who are also incredibly bigoted.  The vast majority of self-described libertarians I know are absolutely opposed to sodomy laws, marriage restrictions, efforts to push homosexuality out of sexual education, etc.  I haven't really known an anti-gay libertarian.

        My uncle, a small l libertarian and a big R Republican, likes the idea of same-sex marriage precisely because he hopes it will result in the government getting rid of state sanctioned marriages.  It is a pipe dream of his, but there you have it.

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