The topic of [marriage privatization]( comes up once in a while -- the idea that government should get out of the business of regulating marriages, rather marriage would become a private contract. This way, gay marriage and poly marriage and such would totally legal without question. I oppose the idea myself, though I'm not firm or clear in my objections. My biggest gripe is that it's associated mainly with libertarians, and I absolutely don't trust anything that's ever touched a libertarian. Arguments that oppose marriage privatization: * * (the libertarian case against it, wow...) Arguments that support marriage privatization: * *