segunda-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2005

Pela privatização do casamento

Artigo de John Coleman, na Reason:

My Privatized Valentine
A martyr for state-free marriage

Around 270 A.D.—according to one tradition, at least—St. Valentine, a Roman cleric, was imprisoned for his opposition to Emperor Claudius' decree that young men (his potential crop of soldiers) could no longer marry. Valentine performed their ceremonies anyway and was thrown in jail for his obstinacy. His belief was that marriage is too sacred a rite to relegate to the incompetence of state bureaucracy. And, on February 14, he was executed for that belief.

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