The topic of [marriage privatization](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_privatization#Arguments_opposing_the_privatization_of_marriage * http://reason.com/archives/2015/07/21/privatizing-marriage-is-a-terrible-idea (the libertarian case against it, wow...) Arguments that support marriage privatization: * https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/privatize-marriage * https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/new-york-times-columnist-ross-douthat-on-pope-francis-trump-and-conservative-writers.html