Timmy elsewhereFebruary 5, 2011 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsAt the ASI. No, we don\’t need new laws about cohabitation rights and property. We\’ve already got a good set: marriage. previousYes Geoffrey, now take it to its conclusionnextNot sure here 2 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Matthew February 5, 2011 at 9:56 am What about same sex couples? Do you support extending the marriage laws to them? Tim adds: Civil marriage? Sure. Monty February 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm I reckon they should leave well alone. There are too many pitfalls (what if one cohabiting partner is still married to someone else, and has never filed for divorce? What if someone is living in a menage a trois? Or a commune where everyone shags everyone else? It’s all too impossibly messy.) We shouldn’t be changing the law, just to accomodate people who have done things, of their own free will, that they later regret. Especially when it has ramifications for many other people who have purposely remained marriage-contract-free . Whatever their reasons, that is a perfectly legal thing to do. The very notion that a person could be deemed by law to be married when he/she doesn’t want to be, is profoundly illiberal. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.