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MARRIAGE: Laws create a stable society

Letter by Joseph B. Cristel , Carbonado on June 20, 2012 at 10:22 am | 100 Comments »
June 20, 2012 12:42 pm

Re:”We don’t live in a theocracy” (letter, 6-19).

Forget about “religious” interpretations of marriage. Whether you are religious or not, the concept of a man and a woman is the universally accepted criteria for marriage.

Today’s debate is not about extending basic human rights to all citizens. It’s about fundamentally changing the definition of marriage to fit a chosen lifestyle of a very small but vocal minority.

Homosexuals have the constitutional right to marry but not to redefine marriage. Homosexuals have married the opposite sex and never have been denied that right.

There are legal restrictions on who any of us can marry. You can’t already be married. You must be an adult and marry an adult. You can’t marry a close family member. You must marry someone of the opposite sex.

These laws keep homosexuals and heterosexuals from redefining marriage and create a stable society for our children.

Referendum 74 redefines civilization’s marriage culture.

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