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Letters to the Editor

Tide of history

To the Editor:

I see newspapers of all political persuasions across Illinois have now endorsed the marriage equality legislation that recently passed the Illinois Senate and is up for consideration in the House. Publications include the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Pioneer Press, Southtown Star, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Journal Register (Springfield), and Peoria Journal Star.

Where is the Northwest Herald? Don’t you think it is time for your Editorial Board to catch up with the irreversible tide of history?

Polling now clearly shows marriage equality is supported by a majority of Illinois citizens, and adamantly opposed by only 29 percent.

On behalf of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry, long a champion of full equality in marriage based on our religious principles of the respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person, I urge you to remember that there is also a strong and growing support for this across a wide religious spectrum.

It’s your turn to speak up. Simple justice demands it.

PatrickMurfin

Social Justice chairman, Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry

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