I am not a fan of David Cameron. I find him way too squishy for my taste. But he’s right on this one:
“I think marriage is a good institution. I don’t need an opinion poll to tell me whether it is or is isn’t. That’s just what I think.”
He told the Daily Mail: “Evidence shows marriage is a good institution which helps people stay together, and commit to each other.
“A society that values marriage is a good and strong society, that’s why we will recognise marriage in the tax system.”
No, that doesn’t mean everyone should get married. And yes, there are plenty of unmarried couples who are more committed to each other than many a married couple. But that’s a comment on people, not on institutions. Marriage is not the same as just living with someone (I know; I tried both). And it’s a good thing for a society when marriage is seen as an ideal to achieve through commitment and hard work, not just a boring piece of paper.by