Tennessee trying to re-ban gay marriage I do not know what to say. I am a moderate libertarian. My position is government shouldn't have any business governing marriage. Let people decide what their private contract is. I also believe that marriage is obsolete and any libertarians should avoid marriage like plague anyway. Hence, I think banning or allowing gay marriage is irrelevant. Who wants to get married? However, I do see 2 sides of discrimination here. In one hand I saw it's discrimination against gay. Notice that even if gay is allowed there are still discrimination because polygamist and polyandrists still can't get married. So I am not seeing this as a lot of step back or forward. On the other hand, I see another unnecessary intrusion either. Tenesse is just a small state. Any gays that do not like the rules there can simply go to another state. Why should federal government, a big state, trump the wish of the majority of people in Tenesse? Why not let all local governments decide what the rules is? Anyone that don't like it can just not go there? Now I do not like the second angle too much being libertarian. That means justifying smaller states to well discriminate. However, I noticed that the smaller the states, the more easily people that don't like a rule get out, and hence, the more consensual a rule is. To the opposite, insisting that every state, every country, in the globe to be libertarian would undermine another important freedom. Freedom to hang out with people you like. My opinion is big states, like US, China, Indonesia, India, bla bla bla, should be libertarian. However, smaller states like Singapore, Myanmar, California, (yes I know, states here can means country or provinces) do not have to. What do you think?