For Greater Equality, Delegalize Marriage

“Legalize Love / March to Loring Park” by Tony Webster. Although that was a slogan for the “marriage equality” campaign, equality would have been better served by asking for delegalizing marriage.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who claimed her religious convictions prevented her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking their right to marry under Obergefell v. Hodges. Justice Clarence Thomas used the occasion to criticize the Court’s earlier ruling in Obergefell that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry: “By…