Monday, November 7, 2011

Gay Marriage Inspires Joy Behar to Marry

Joy Behar, of The View, has married Steve Janowitz. The two have been a couple for 29 years but never married. Behar said that gay marriage caused  her to think about marriage. The campaign for marriage equality "brought to my consciousness why gays needed to get married. And I thought it was a good reason for me to get married. And so did Steve, so we did it."

One of the ways marriage equality is good for marriage is that it does cause people to consider why marriage is important. People simply do not understand the function of the marriage contract, they seem to think it is some nice ceremony, but it is much more than that. It is a legal structure which, like the legal structure of property rights, allows individuals to flourish. It is a set of protections for a contractual agreement that allows the couple to move forward the way property rights allow people to create and transfer wealth.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, I thought this was a pretty interesting read when it comes to this topic. Liked the material. . . pros and cons of gay marriage