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March 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2013

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Marriage helps kids of gay couples, too

There is obvious opposition to the right of gay men and gay women to marry the person they love. Much of this opposition is religious in nature.

Now, for the record, same sex marriages do not mean that churches have to perform a same sex marriage ceremony, anymore than a Catholic church has to marry Methodists. The government is not an arm of any religion or church. Would we state that atheists can’t marry because they don’t believe they are married under the eyes of this god? Of course not.

Gay people are raising kids, like everyone else. They love their children and families, like everyone else. If marriage helps children, as it does, it does not help the children of gay couples?

To those who oppose marriage equality, what would you say to the children being raised by gay couples? That they don’t deserve to see their parents married? That you find the sex lives of their parents too icky to ensure these children of the benefits of marriage, along with the knowledge that their parents so love each other that they became married? If someone can look into the eyes of a small child and do that, then I hope they aren’t too leaded down by their hardened heart.

 I understand that some people believe their god says homosexuality is bad, but so does eating shellfish, wearing fabric of more than one cloth and a host of other things in the Bible that we rightly ignore. The Bible anway is not the foundation of our nation. Ours is an Enlightenment-based republic founded on reason. Let’s continue that.

Colleen Kronquist, Kokomo

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