Thursday, August 13, 2015

Marriage Rights

My thanks to Laurence Vance.

Robot-human marriage is not about robot rights; it is about the right of a human to choose to marry a robot.”

Gary Marchant — a Lincoln professor of emerging technologies, law, and ethics at Arizona State University.

This got me to thinking.  If I marry my car, will maintenance and repair be covered by my health plan?  What if I marry my house?  Will my employer have to replace the hot water heater?  A new roof maybe?

It would be best to marry a fixer-upper.  After a few hundred thousand dollars of upgrades, I will get to sleep with (in?) a super-model!

I have always wanted a private plane, but could never afford one.  I wonder if I by a scrap airplane from the desert boneyard – will Blue Cross cover all repairs and refurbishment under “plastic surgery”?

How will left-libertarians respond to all of this?
Just wondering.


  1. If a person wants to "marry" their dog or anything else, I can't understand how it is possibly anyone's business.

    Seems to me the real problem is the government mandates and regulations tied to marriage that need to be removed more than anything else.

    1. Marriage harkens back to the days when population growth was needed and the joining of a male and female in marriage was equivalent to procreation and thus supported. It all seems a bit quaint and archaic now.


  2. I can just see the headline: "Bigoted Homosexual Baker Refuses Services to Human/Robot Couple. Lawsuit Follows."

  3. But what if my robot husband decides it is a chainsaw in its soul and needs a mechanical change operation/?