The recent SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage has the very real effect of forcing States, Counties, Cities, Townships, and other political bodies to license and recognize same-sex marriages within the United States. Is it not conceivable that this ruling will also force non-political bodies to recognize same-sex marriages? Bodies like businesses and churches. Should it? Would that be something to celebrate? The coercing of others to accept your lifestyle, whether gay or straight? Are we not now on a slippery slope toward not only forcing recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage, but perhaps also the performance and hosting of same-sex weddings? What in the history of statism would assure us that we are not on that path? The state is primarily about control, not liberty. We would all do well to remember that. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.