|July 24th, 2011|
|current_beliefs, marriage, past_beliefs [html]|
A significant drawback with public expressions of opinions is that changing your mind later is made more difficult. If a belief is wrong, I don't want to believe it, and having previously argued in its favor should not keep me from renouncing it on good evidence of its falsehood. As I create this category I'm also creating a sister category that I hope to move entries to as I change my mind on things. I really actually *like* it when people convince me I'm wrong on something, and I will be grateful to you if you induce me to move a posting to the "past beliefs" category.
To be included in this series a belief has to be either uncommonly held or counter to existing policy. Many will be uncontroversial among my friends, but I still think it's useful to stand behind them. Which brings me to my first one: denying people the right to marry because of their genders is wrong.
I don't know if it makes sense for the government to keep track of who is married, I don't know if the government should be giving financial and other incentives to people to marry. I can see strong arguments both ways. I cannot see any argument for limiting marriage to one man and one woman. If you have one that might convince me, I would like to non-sarcastically ask you to let me know.