Letters to the Editor

'Room for all of us'

Thank you for Freddie Oakley's story ("Gay marriage supported" Feb. 15). It's always been interesting to me that the religious claim "separation of church and state" when it comes time to pay taxes. Yet the rest of the time is spent spending money and putting pressure on the government to deny marriage to same-sex couples.

Religion has no business in government. Marriage is a legal contract. If the Bible states that it should only be a man and woman, and is all holy, then why do they need legal government papers? How would you like to be told you can only legally marry someone who is the same sex?

The divorce rate now is more than 50%, not including multiple marriages, so the traditional way isn't exactly a success.

And if you're wondering, I'm in a traditional marriage and I think there's room for all of us. Love is love, and we all deserve our legal rights.

Joan Gouveia

Fresno

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