Keep religion out of marriage debate

2013-04-27T00:00:00Z Keep religion out of marriage debate Casper Star-Tribune Online
April 27, 2013 12:00 am

Editor:

I cannot wrap my head around why anyone would be opposed to gay marriage. The only arguments I have heard against gay marriage are religious. I hear that we “need to protect the sanctity of marriage” a lot.

The sanctity of marriage? The marriage full of divorce and abuse and adultery? Sounds real sacred to me. And we aren’t asking for holy unions, which I assume is what you mean by “marriage.” That is something you have to debate through the church because a holy union is, indeed, a religious institution. What the LGBT community wants is legal marriages: To be legally recognized as, and to have the rights of, a couple. And, if anyone besides me has heard of the separation of church and state, this should have nothing to do with any religion. It is a legal battle, not a religious one.

ABBY MCCLAIN

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  1. balloon boy
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    balloon boy - April 30, 2013 9:09 pm
    This whole argument absurd . Marriage is stupid . The sad thing is that all the religious zealots are out to use the government to defeat an issue that is retarded as religion , and that is marriage . I am not light in the loafers , however , I say let two guys get married . Let three guys marry each other . Who cares .......
  2. jc45
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    jc45 - April 27, 2013 8:19 am
    My sentiment exactly, well said!
  3. Micky
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    Micky - April 27, 2013 8:07 am
    Abby, looking for my "like" button! All some people have, and I said some, is religion to further their prejudiced views.
  4. Pigdog
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    Pigdog - April 27, 2013 5:44 am
    Um....errr....wait. Could it be? A voice of reason from the wilderness? Bless you Abby. I could not agree more.
  5. dd ric
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    dd ric - April 27, 2013 5:20 am
    Abby,it's akin to hearing people say we're a "Christian nation",a straight-on look at our history tells quite a different story. ddric
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