Today’s editorial is objectionable on a number of different levels, but what stands out to me is the triumph of ideological theory over common sense.
The editors argue that it is not politically correct to document the race of adults who wish to marry, therefore it must not be done. Political correctness is the sum and substance of their concern. How pitiful!
The more substantive question is, Why does the state require marriage licenses to begin with?
And if we’re going to have marriage licenses, why not document various demographic facts about those who seek them? It may, after all, be of some scientific or sociological interest to know this information. It makes no sense to avoid collecting it simply because the sensibilities of some citizens might be violated.
The editors engage in trivial thinking.