de facto marriage

Why are we not worried by an unmarried mother leading the country? Once we would have been.

Once in the 1970s, I was approached by a producer about whether I had a proposition which could be debated on television. The idea was to use a court format with a jury of twelve to decide. I suggested a number of possibilities; they picked the notion that marriage should be between two people and that the state should not be involved (except that it might have a voluntary register).