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R-74: Passage poses no threat to our marriage

Letter by Leo and Debbie Regala, Tacoma on Sep. 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 93 Comments »
September 19, 2012 3:59 pm

Forty-four years ago, we stood before our family, friends and our Catholic faith community and vowed to be true to each other in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and to love and honor each other all the days of our lives.

That commitment has guided us through many successes and failures and even overwhelming tragedies. The mutual support has helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. Along the way we were blessed with three wonderful children and two treasured grandchildren. But the strength of our commitment would have endured even without children.

The foundational essence of marriage is the bond that develops between a couple over the years. When friends or acquaintances felt the need to end their commitment, we were saddened but our commitment was not weakened. Nor would our marriage commitment be weakened through the granting of civil marriage to same-sex couples via the approval of R-74.

We believe approval of R-74 reflects God’s unconditional love for all his children. Approval of R-74 provides every person the opportunity to experience the joy we have found in marriage – a joy to share for a lifetime.

Join us in voting to approve R-74.

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