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R-74: Recognize love and same-sex marriage

Letter by David A. Seabrook Vergia E. Seabrook, Tacoma on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm | No Comments »
October 17, 2012 2:45 pm

Please support Referendum 74. Love is the greatest thing we share as human beings, regardless of our religion, politics or gender. It is love that keeps a family together. It is the overflowing cup of love in the family that helps us share that love, in the full light of day, with others.

Love is not about making love. It is 100 percent the other way around: Making love is because of love.

It is not our job as community members to judge the appropriateness of the love and affection of others. Our job, our commandment as community members, is to witness and celebrate that love.

One of the many things we do with the people we love the most is to make a lifelong commitment. Marriage is the way we expand the awareness of that commitment, by celebrating and witnessing the love of these people beyond the circle of friends and geographical limits of the local world in which they circulate.

Marriage is a fundamental right and, as such, is no more subject to government or community control than is our choice of friends. The idea that marriage is something defined in a dictionary, something that cannot be changed is ludicrous.

All languages change over time; they evolve just as our social concepts evolve. We are blessed to celebrate the love and affection which is so fundamental to our nature. “… And the greatest of these is love.”

 

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