Using gold as money should be an option, not an obligation. Usage of money typically requires two parties, such as a buyer and a seller, or a saver and a banker. Whenever both parties agree to use gold as money, their right to do so must be legally protected. This is not the case right now. The US outlawed gold ownership and circulation in 1933, so it could happen to you anytime.
Switzerland has a project to amend the Constitution to protect those who wish to use gold as money. This is the “Gold Franc” project. It was launched last year by a Swiss citizen named Thomas Jacob. Mr. Jacob’s idea attracted a number of followers, who started to meet regularly, and eventually decided to found the “Gold Franc Association”. He managed to convince a group of parliamentarians from the largest party in Switzerland to deposit an initiative to institute the Gold Franc as a parallel currency to the paper Swiss Franc. This initiative is currently under review by the Economics and Taxation Committee. Parliamentary hearings are expected later in the year.