The state should avoid liberal intervention in people’s relationships

I basically missed the Lib Dem conference, but I’m sure I’ll get the boxset, but I was interested in something my internet friend Michael Story wrote about their cohabitation motion, and the wrote about it on the Spectator website.

One of the reasons I’m in favour of politicians favouring marriage is that once you blur the line between what are legal, official relationships and what are private matters, the state is likely to start taking more of an interest in our lives, not less.

What do you think?