Don’t change the law on marriage

Dear Editor:

I would like to comment on the upcoming election and these small interest groups who want to change our Minnesota laws with regards to marriage. I can tell you that if we allow this law to change, we will be opening a can of worms. We live in a free America and we still are free. Anyone choosing a different lifestyle, it is their choice and needs to be respected but don’t come along and mess up our laws on marriage that is between a man and a woman.

Delores Mix

  • Lane

    What can of worms? To date, no one has been able to demonstrate how a loving same-sex couple who wants to commit to each other with that relationship along with their children, if any, fully recognized and protected by law, how in doing so affects other people?

    As MN law currently stands, passing the marriage amendment changes NOTHING. Marriage is still between one man and woman. The amendment’s passage however will mean that the state constitution will be used for the first time to discriminate against a minority as well as the religious beliefs of those churches who bless and want to marry same-sex couples. In doing so, we the people, we the Minnesotans, we the Americans actually become less free.

    You want to come up with ONE legitimate reason why same-sex marriage shouldn’t be allowed that is not based on religion or anti-LGBT animus. I KNOW you will not be able to. And no one will force you to marry another woman, honey.

  • Nicole Mozis

    You say that you don’t want to ‘open a can of worms’, but I feel that your editorial has already done so, and it’s a big can of worms at that.

    Yes, this is America, and it is supposed to be a free country, but is it really? If you’re heterosexual, sure. Heterosexuals can marry whomever they’d like to. Or they can choose to not marry at all. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community don’t have that choice. Being forced to stay unmarried and unrecognized as a legally married couple by our government is not freedom.

    You say that people living lifestyles that differ from your own should be respected, but not giving every American the same rights is not respectful at all. I guess all men aren’t really created equal, in the eyes of some people,and it sickens me to no end.