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Updated: February 25, 2014 6:23AM
Laws can’t change what marriage is
Regarding David Rutter’s column on same-sex marriage and the Catholic Church (Jan. 12):
This bigoted diatribe insults any reader who is looking for informed opinion. The gross exaggerations and misunderstandings insult any thinking reader of Scripture, especially Roman Catholics. The Bible, in the beginning, tells of man and woman who will be fruitful and multiply. We call this fundamental relationship “marriage.” Scripture says very little about sexuality in general and even less about those who are differently inclined. Various interpretations have read much into what it does say.
The Constitution is concerned with the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. Historically some groups have been denied rights and we’re still trying to get it right. Married persons have been given privileges in law denied to others and this discrimination is contrary to the founding principles of this country. Perhaps marriage should be left out of legislation completely. Laws can be changed.
Marriage is what it is and has been since the beginning. If it refers to anything else the word loses its meaning. The constitutions of states cannot define it or change it.