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MARRIAGE: Why put any limits on it?

Letter by Judy Rogers-LaVigne, Olympia on June 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 41 Comments »
June 13, 2012 12:42 pm

Proponents of same-sex marriage say over and over that it is all about “love,” that two people who “love” each other should be allowed to marry.

Using that theory, they really don’t believe what they say. Current law says marriage is limited in four ways. You can’t marry someone who is under 18, you can’t marry someone who is already married, you can’t marry someone who is a close relative and you can’t marry someone of the same gender.

Same-sex marriage advocates only address one of these points and insist it should go no further. Why? If others love each other why shouldn’t they also marry?

Plural marriages have actually been legal in many countries for a long time – thousands of years in fact. Can we really deny the fringe Mormons the right to marry whom they love, and as many as they love, if we allow same-sex couples to marry? Can we deny a brother and sister from marrying if the love each other? Or how about an adult marrying a 10-year-old child? How can we deny them if they are in love?

This is a kettle of worms that society will regret. Homosexuals have all rights of marriage already. Use some common sense and vote to oppose homosexual marriage.

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