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Ready for gay marriage?

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

To the Editor:

Are we ready?

Before our state House of Representatives determines that the current standards of marriage are no longer acceptable, we need to consider the consequences of the passage of SB10 and so-called gay marriage.

Have we thought about what will come next? Are we really ready to have a man dressed as a woman teach our kindergarten students? Are we ready to have the opposite sexes use the same washrooms, not only in schools, but also stores, movie theaters and workplaces? Do we really want our students taught that the behavior we see at gay pride parades is wholesome and healthy?

Are we ready to have further restrictions on our First Amendment rights? Are we really so nave to believe that this will all end with a few same-sex couples getting “married” and living happily ever after?

With the passage of SB10, we will have set the logical and legal precedent for people who want to redefine marriage to their own standards. With the current standards abolished, marriage will be what anyone wants it to be, limited only by one’s imagination.

Before we jettison one of the foundational tenets of western civilization, let’s wind down the emotional sensationalism and use some prudence and logic. Call your state representative and tell them to vote this one down.

Frank Frantz

Wonder Lake

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