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3/30/2013 6:54:00 AM
Letters to the editor: For love of freedom, gay marriage should be accepted

In reply to a recent column by Tom Collins “Love means saying no”; do I have to remind Mr. Collins that the same argument, “…protect the dignity of the individual and of society as a whole” is the same argument used by those that were against racially mixed marriages?
Our founding fathers were adamantly against any religious group or groups forcing their “Bronze Age” rules and beliefs on everyone else as the First Amendment clearly states.
The relationship between two individuals truly has no effect on society as a whole. And to believe otherwise is blatant display of religious-based fear mongering and outright bigotry.
I urge everyone to contact your legislators and ask them to vote “Yes” on Senate Bill 10.
Ask them to do it out of love of country and freedom.

Mike Gruenwald,
La Salle

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: ronwood61

"natural law"? Science has now concluded that homosexuality is caused on the genetic level and not a "choice". Therefore homosexuality is natural law to a certain segment of humanity. To say natural law is a reason to discriminate against a portion of society is simply a rationalization for bigotry, or perhaps it is just plain ignorance.

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: Kepha

The traditional family is the 'relationship' I was referring to. That is a man and his wife and any children they have.

Sodomy is the greater offense as it violates a directly revealed law of God as well as Natural Law. Fornication of any kind is offensive but unnatural fornication more so.

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Article comment by: METALWORKER

Kepha I, still do not understand what you are talking about
Explain in some dedale what you mean by a relationship between two people.
A male and a female is two people, a male and male, two people, female and female, still two people.
In none of these relationships is a religious marrage cited.
We have two people in all three cat. living togeather,, married or not.
We have two people who have children togeather. Some who have been married and somme not. Some have children by multiple parteners of both sexes..
Some are raising children alone. Some children will never see a father some will never know who that father is and in both instances will not be supporeted by a so called father.
So much for that part of what you and society calls a family.
Which one of the above is doing more to destroy familys/? Tell me please.
Which is commiting the greater sin against your God? Tell me please.
Which of the above is a relationship in which a child is more likely prosper? Tell me your idea, please.
I trust the God I learned about. I really do not want to meet yours.

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Article comment by: ronwood61

If two people (male/female, male/male, female/female) wish to commit their lives to each other, how does that negatively affect YOUR life? I have yet to hear a rational answer to that question. As long as we have hundreds of laws benefiting married couples, the title "married" must be available to all couples or we are discriminating against people contrary to our Constitution.

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013
Article comment by: Kepha

The relationship between two people is the very foundation of society: the traditional family. The further we move from this ideal the more problems we have. To acknowledge this is not bigotry but common sense. Those who wish to redefine marriage are moving us further still.

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