Justice Scalia opines on this sacred institution in Sekhar v. United States.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Why — why isn’t that property? Why. You know, my — my choice of marrying whom I want, why isn’t that as much property as — as my ability to — to perform my job the way I want?
MS. HARRINGTON: Because it’s — I think it’s more properly viewed as a liberty interest. It’s not a source of economic value in the sort of traditional sense. I think if you take the Scheidler case –
JUSTICE SCALIA: A lot of people marry for money. (Laughter.)
MS. HARRINGTON: It’s true. I walked into that one.