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Fairness for all couples

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

If civil union legislation were enacted throughout this country, giving the same benefits and opportunities to couples of the same gender as those married couples receive, equal rights would prevail.

So then why, in this the most fair and free country in the world, would gay couples want to get married, when they would have the same rights?

Do we, as Americans, change our tradition of having two people of opposite sex marry, raise a family, if they so choose, and then become rewarded with the most generous gift from God, children?

Yes, it is a known fact that almost all of the people who are attracted to others of the same gender were born with these tendencies. And in some cases, it is very difficultto live with, such as one of my most devoted employees would tell me very often, “Why was I born with these tendencies?”

Do we, as a nation, change the act of marriage, the building block of family life because 5 percent of our population who is attracted to the same gender want to join together in marriage instead of a civil union?

My very last comment is pertaining to morality in our country, and it is this: The great majority of Americans today are afflicted to what I call the Cafeteria Approach To Making Moral Decisions. By that I mean, they pick and choose in life what fits their desires, rather than what is the good and morally right thing to do.

Anthony “Bud” March


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