Unpopular Opinion

Republicans Are Telling You, They’ll Use The Law To Control Human Sexuality

History suggests it won’t stop there

🌬️Mitch
5 min readMay 17, 2022

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Make no mistake, this has clearly become the central tenet of Republican politics, one increasingly derived from a conservative interpretation of a singular religion in a diverse country. So much for the separation of Church and State.

Unmarried people don’t have rights in some States

There’s a theme I’m following using the precedent set out by Judge Alito’s prematurely released draft opinion. I’ve been curious about what rights are protected under the Constitution and Federal Law.

Turns out, marital status is not a protected category under Federal Law. It’s left to the States to impose their own controls. The same thing is set to happen when Roe v. Wade is overturned.

That means in certain states for example, landlords can refuse to rent to you if you are an unmarried couple. About half of the states do not have any express laws regarding discrimination based on marital status.

Basically if you want to live together in these states, you are incentivized to get married. This is most likely to affect younger couples who cannot afford to purchase their own homes.

Singletons also face higher health insurance costs, discrimination in the workplace, higher car insurances, and lose out on tax breaks. Source

Some states have explicit anti-cohabitation laws. If you’re unmarried and cohabiting you’re…

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🌬️Mitch

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