"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
What's the consideration for the state?Well, you have to remember that a marriage contract gives you rights that singles do not have, many of them financially related and many legal. That in itself is consideration to the two non-state parties.
Depends who you ask. Some consider the promotion of stable family structures as a foundation for society consideration as the state in theory requires it.What's the consideration for the state?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Marriage in terms of licensing is a legal contract. If both parties agree to break the contract then the State would have no justification in stopping them.
I wonder what banning divorce would do to the murder rate?.....